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[gon-uh-pawr, -pohr]
noun Zoology.
  1. an opening through which eggs or sperm are released, especially in invertebrates.
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Origin of gonopore

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


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


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