Gon"o*phore (?), n. [Gr. offspring, seed + to bear.]

1. Zool.

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. Bot.

A lengthened receptacle, bearing the stamens and carpels in a conspicuous manner.


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