anthophore

[ an-thuh-fawr, -fohr ]

nounBotany.
  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

1
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

anthophore

/ (ˈænθəʊˌfɔː, -θə-) /


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

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