gametophore

noun
ga·​me·​to·​phore | \ gə-ˈmē-tə-ˌfȯr How to pronounce gametophore (audio) \

Definition of gametophore

: a modified branch (as of a moss) bearing gametangia

First Known Use of gametophore

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gametophore

gameto- + -phore (after sporophore)

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Cite this Entry

“Gametophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gametophore. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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