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.
- n. botany A support or column on which stamens are raised.
- n. zoology The part which, in some Siphonophora, bears the male gonophores.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A support or column on which stamens are raised.
- n. (Zoöl.) The part which in some Siphonophora bears the male gonophores.
- Ancient Greek, from words meaning "man" and "to bear". (Wiktionary)
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