pneumatophore

noun pneu·mat·o·phore \ nu̇-ˈma-tə-ˌfȯr , nyu̇- \

Definition of pneumatophore

1 : a muscular gas-containing sac that serves as a float on a siphonophore colony
2 : a usually partially exposed root of a wetland plant (such as a mangrove) that functions especially in the intake of oxygen from the atmosphere

Origin and Etymology of pneumatophore

International Scientific Vocabulary


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