androphore

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek, from words meaning "man" and "to bear".

Noun[edit]

androphore (plural androphores)

  1. (botany) A support or column on which stamens are raised.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gray to this entry?)
  2. (zoology) The part which, in some Siphonophora, bears the male gonophores.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.