gonopore


gonopore

gonopore [gon-uh-pawr, -pohr] Word Origin noun Zoology.

  1. an opening through which eggs or sperm are released, especially in invertebrates.

Origin of gonopore First recorded in 1895–1900; gono- + pore2 British Dictionary definitions for gonopore gonopore noun

  1. an external pore in insects, earthworms, etc, through which the gametes are extruded

gonopore in Science gonopore [gŏn′ə-pôr′]

  1. A reproductive aperture or pore, especially of certain insects and worms.

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