androphore

[ an-druh-fawr, -fohr ]
/ ˈæn drəˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr /

noun Botany.

a stalk or column supporting the stamens, formed by the fusion of their filaments.

Nearby words

  1. andromeda strain,
  2. andromonoecious,
  3. andron,
  4. andropause,
  5. androphobia,
  6. andropov,
  7. andros,
  8. andros, sir edmund,
  9. androsace,
  10. androscoggin

Origin of androphore

First recorded in 1815–25; andro- + -phore

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British Dictionary definitions for androphore

androphore

/ (ˈændrəʊfɔː) /

noun

botany an extension of the receptacle carrying the androecium and the gynoecium, typical of the caper family (Capparidaceae)Also called: androgynophore
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