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A reproductive structure that forms on a hydrozoan polyp.

gon′o·pho′ric (-fôr′ĭk), go·noph′o·rous (gə-nŏf′ər-əs) adj.
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1. (Zoology) zoology a polyp in certain coelenterates that bears gonads
2. (Botany) botany an elongated structure in certain flowers that bears the stamens and pistil above the level of the other flower parts
gonophoric, gonophorous adj
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(ˈgɒn əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr)

an asexually produced bud in hydrozoans that gives rise to the equivalent of a medusa.
gon`o•phor′ic (-ˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-) go•noph•o•rous (goʊˈnɒf ər əs) adj.
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Because reproduction is parthenogenetic, numerous spermatozoa may participate in the activation of the mature eggs and egg cleavage, as a stimulus only for parthenogenesis in the same hermaphroditic follicle or the gonophore.
sensu stricto Family Corynidae Johnston, 1836 Coryne eximia SJ; RG Abundant mature colonies Allman, 1859 with small gonophores, commonly settled on E.
caspia by colony form and the structure and number of gonophores (Ito, 1951, 1952).