androphore definition

  • noun:
    • A support or column upon which stamens tend to be raised.
    • The part which, in a few Siphonophora, holds a man gonophores.
    • A support or line by which stamens are raised.
    • The component that some Siphonophora holds the male gonophores.
    • In botany, a stamineal column, usually formed by a union of the filaments, like in the Malvaceæ and in many genera of Leguminosæ.
    • In zoology, the part of a gonoblastidium of a hydrozoan which bears male gonophores; a generative bud or medusiform zooid where the male elements only tend to be created, as distinguished from a gynophore or female gonophore. See gynophore, and cut under gonoblastidium.
    • A stalk supporting an andrœcium.
    • A support or line on which stamens are raised.
    • The part which, in certain Siphonophora, bears the male gonophores.
    • A support or line which stamens are raised.
    • The part that some Siphonophora bears a man gonophores.
    • In botany, a stamineal line, typically formed by a union associated with filaments, as in the Malvaceæ plus in many genera of Leguminosæ.
    • In zoology, the part of a gonoblastidium of a hydrozoan which bears male gonophores; a generative bud or medusiform zooid where male elements just tend to be created, since distinguished from a gynophore or female gonophore. See gynophore, and cut under gonoblastidium.
    • A stalk promoting an andrœcium.
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