anthophore

noun
an·​tho·​phore | \ ˈan(t)thəˌfō(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of anthophore

: a stalklike extension of the receptacle on which the pistil and corolla are borne (as in the pinks) — compare gynophore, stipe

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History and Etymology for anthophore

Greek anthophoros flowerbearing, from anth- anth- entry 1 + -phoros (from pherein to bear)

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“Anthophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthophore. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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