[guh-mee-tuh-fawr, -fohr, gam-i-]

Origin of gametophore

First recorded in 1890–95; gameto- + -phore
Related formsga·me·to·phor·ic [guh-mee-tuh-fawr-ik, -for-, gam-i-] /gəˌmi təˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-, ˌgæm ɪ-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for gametophore


  1. the part of a plant that bears the reproductive organs
Derived Formsgametophoric, adjective
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gametophore in Science


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