ga·​me·​to·​phore gə-ˈmē-tə-ˌfȯr How to pronounce gametophore (audio)
: a modified branch (as of a moss) bearing gametangia

Word History


gameto- + -phore (after sporophore)

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gametophore was in 1919

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“Gametophore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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