from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A reproductive aperture or pore, especially of certain insects and worms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The reproductive orifice of the female, in nemathelminths.
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The female system also produces eggs in the ovaries and transports via the oviduct to the gonopore.
The ootype leads into the uterus which runs into the genital atrium and gonopore.
The female part of the system is specialized into the gonopore (vagina), copulatory bursa and seminal receptacle for short and long-term sperm storage, respectively.
The silicon tube was then carefully inserted into the female gonopore, now clearly visible as a white spot on the right side of the animal anterior to the right tentacle and male gonopore.
The eggs, having already been transferred from the female's gonopore to her gills, await fertiliation as the sperm are passed over the gills.