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Gonophore

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Gonophore

1. (Science: zoology) a sexual zooid produced as a medusoid bud upon a hydroid, sometimes becoming a free hydromedusa, sometimes remaining attached. See hydroidea, and Illusts. Of Athecata, Campanularian, and gonosome.

2. (Science: botany) a lengthened receptacle, bearing the stamens and carpels in a conspicuous manner.

Origin: gr. Offspring, seed _ to bear.