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gametophore

[ guh-mee-tuh-fawr, -fohr, gam-i- ]
/ gəˈmi təˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, ˈgæm ɪ- /
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noun Botany.
a part or structure bearing gametangia.
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Origin of gametophore

First recorded in 1890–95; gameto- + -phore

OTHER WORDS FROM gametophore

ga·me·to·phor·ic [guh-mee-tuh-fawr-ik, -for-, gam-i-], /gəˌmi təˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-, ˌgæm ɪ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gametophore

gametophore
/ (ɡəˈmiːtəʊˌfɔː) /

noun
the part of a plant that bears the reproductive organs

Derived forms of gametophore

gametophoric, adjective
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Scientific definitions for gametophore

gametophore
[ gə-mētə-fôr′ ]

A structure, as in liverworts and mosses, on which gametangia are borne.
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