Definitions

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  • n. A support or column on which stamens are raised.
  • n. The part which, in some Siphonophora, bears the male gonophores.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A support or column on which stamens are raised.
  • n. The part which in some Siphonophora bears the male gonophores.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a stamineal column, usually formed by a union of the filaments, as in the Malvaceæ and in many genera of Leguminosæ.
  • n. In zoology, the branch of a gonoblastidium of a hydrozoan which bears male gonophores; a generative bud or medusiform zooid in which the male elements only are developed, as distinguished from a gynophore or female gonophore. See gynophore, and cut under gonoblastidium.
  • n. A stalk supporting an andrœcium.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek, from words meaning "man" and "to bear". (Wiktionary)

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