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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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