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gametophore

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

noun

, Botany.
  1. a part or structure bearing gametangia.


gametophore

/ ɡəˈmiːtəʊˌfɔː /

noun

  1. the part of a plant that bears the reproductive organs


gametophore

/ gə-mētə-fôr′ /

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


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Derived Forms

  • gaˌmetoˈphoric, adjective

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Other Words From

  • ga·me·to·phor·ic [g, uh, -mee-t, uh, -, fawr, -ik, -, for, -, gam-i-], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gametophore1

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

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