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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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“Androphore.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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