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[an-thuh-fawr, -fohr]
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noun Botany.
  1. a form of floral stalk, produced by the elongation of the internode between the calyx and the corolla, and bearing the corolla, stamens, and pistil.

Origin of anthophore

First recorded in 1830–40, anthophore is from the Greek word anthophóros flower-bearing, blooming. See antho-, -phore
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British Dictionary definitions for anthophore


  1. an elongation of the receptacle of a flower between the calyx and corolla
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