gonophore


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gonophore

[′gän·ə‚fȯr]
(botany)
An elongation of the receptacle extending between the stamens and corolla.
(invertebrate zoology)
Reproductive zooid of a hydroid colony.
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5 mm high, gonophores observed [N 1753]; Itaparica Island, Mar Grande region, on coral reef building, 10.
1995, 1-2 m depth, nine colonies, up to 2 mm high, with male gonophores [N 1792]; Itaparica Island, Berlinque Beach, on shallow coral reef bank, 11.
Larval age was defined as the period following liberation from the maternal gonophores.
After the actinula larvae were released from the maternal gonophores, their behavior and morphogenesis were observed on either clean or microbial-filmed glass petri dishes under a stereoscopic microscope.