noun an·tho·phore \ˈan(t)thəˌfō(ə)r\

Definition of anthophore



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of anthophore

Greek anthophoros flowerbearing, from anth- 1anth- + -phoros (from pherein to bear) — more at 2bear

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capable of being understood in two ways

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