androphore

noun
an·​dro·​phore
plural -s

Definition of androphore

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

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First Known Use of androphore

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for androphore

French, from andr- + -phore

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The first known use of androphore was in 1816

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“Androphore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/androphore. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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