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gonopore

[ gon-uh-pawr, -pohr ]
/ ˈgɒn əˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr /

noun Zoology.

an opening through which eggs or sperm are released, especially in invertebrates.

Nearby words

gonof, gonophore, gonophorous, gonopod, gonopodium, gonopore, gonorrhea, gonorrheal ophthalmia, gonorrhoea, gonosome, gonotheca

Origin of gonopore

First recorded in 1895–1900; gono- + pore2
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British Dictionary definitions for gonopore

gonopore

/ (ˈɡɒnəˌpɔː) /

noun

an external pore in insects, earthworms, etc, through which the gametes are extruded
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Science definitions for gonopore

gonopore

[ gŏnə-pôr′ ]

A reproductive aperture or pore, especially of certain insects and worms.
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