gonopore [gon-uh-pawr, -pohr] Word Origin noun Zoology.
- an opening through which eggs or sperm are released, especially in invertebrates.
Origin of gonopore First recorded in 1895–1900;+ British Dictionary definitions for gonopore gonopore noun
- an external pore in insects, earthworms, etc, through which the gametes are extruded
gonopore in Science gonopore [gŏn′ə-pôr′]
- A reproductive aperture or pore, especially of certain insects and worms.