plural -s
: the stalk or column supporting the stamens in certain flowers
: a branch bearing antheridia in fungi
: a generative bud or modified medusa in coelenterates in which only male elements are developed : a male gonophore

Word History


French, from andr- + -phore

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of androphore was in 1816

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“Androphore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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