androphore

noun an·dro·phore

Definition of androphore

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the stalk or column supporting the stamens in certain flowers

  2. 2 :  a branch bearing antheridia in fungi

  3. 3 :  a generative bud or modified medusa in coelenterates in which only male elements are developed :  a male gonophore

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Origin and Etymology of androphore

French, from andr- + -phore


First Known Use: 1816


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