gonophore

noun
gon·​o·​phore | \ ˈgä-nə-ˌfȯr How to pronounce gonophore (audio) \

Definition of gonophore

: an attached reproductive zooid of a hydroid colony

First Known Use of gonophore

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Gonophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonophore. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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