-phorous


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-phorous

suff.
Bearing: gonophorous.

[From Greek -phoros, from pherein, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

-phorous

a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -phore: gonophorous.
[< New Latin -phorus < Greek -phoros bearing. See -phore, -ous]