- a combining form meaning “bearer of,” “thing or part bearing” that specified by the initial element: gonophore.
Origin of -phore
< New Latin -phorus < Greek -phoros bearing, verbid of phérein; see bear1
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- indicating a person or thing that bears or producesgonophore; semaphore
from New Latin -phorus, from Greek -phoros bearing, from pherein to bear
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- Bearer; carrier:chromatophore.
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