Related formspneu·ma·toph·or·ous [noo-muh-tof-er-uh s, nyoo-] /ˌnu məˈtɒf ər əs, ˌnyu-/, adjective
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If sterile they remain attached and locomotor in function, forming the nectosome, the pneumatophore and swimming-bells.
Next the pit closes up to form a vesicle with a pore, and so gives rise to the pneumatophore.
In cases where the cormus has no pneumatophore the topmost swimming bell may contain an oil-reservoir or oleocyst.
The one end forms the pneumatophore, and the other, the oral part, the polypite.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
Divergent views have been held as to the morphological significance of the pneumatophore.