aerophore


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aer·o·phore

 (âr′ə-fôr′)
n.
A device to supply air to a nonbreathing infant or to a person in an environment where there is no oxygen, such as a closed mine.

aerophore

(ˈɛərəˌfɔː)
n
a device which supplies oxygen in order to aid breathing

aer•o•phore

(ˈɛər əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr)

n.
a portable breathing apparatus filled with compressed air.
[1875–80]
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The taxa with petiolulate pinnae, lamina and axis with abundant indument, and bulbils or aerophores in the raquis, were separated from the B.
Rachises are scaly, papillate, with occasional aerophores in the base of pinnae.
Rachises scaly, papillate, aerophores occasional in the base of pinnae.