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Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla, glue) + -φόρος (-phóros, carrier).


collophore (plural collophores)

  1. (zoology) A sucker-like organ at the base of the abdomen of insects belonging to the Collembola.
  2. (zoology) An adhesive marginal organ of the Lucernariae.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.