Gonaduct see gonoduct

gonangium n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; angeion, capsule] (CNID: Hydrozoa) In colonials, the gonotheca and enclosed blastostyle with gonophores.

gonangulum n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; L. angulus, angle] (ARTHRO: Insecta) A small sclerite attached to the base of the first gonapophysis articulating with the second gonocoxa and the tergum of segment 9 in Lepisma; in others fused with the first gonocoxa or with tergum 9.

gonapophysis n.; pl. -yses [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; apo, from; phyein, to grow] 1. (ARTHRO: Crustacea) In male Syncarida, a median process from the base of the first or second pleopod. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) a. The slender curving processes that form the shaft of the ovipositor; may be leaf- or flap-like or modified to form the sting. b. Also applied to certain paired genital appendages in the male.

gonarcus n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; L. arcus, bow] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In male Neuroptera, an arch-shaped structure below the anal segment and above the aedeagus.

gonatocerous condition (ARTHRO: Insecta) In some adult Coleoptera, bearing a geniculate antenna with a long scape and compact club. see orthocerous condition.

gone n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed] Any germ cell arising by meiosis.

gongylidia n.pl.; sing. -ium [Gr. gongylos, ball] Spherical or ellipsoidal swellings at the tips of the hyphae that are cultivated by the Attine ants; a group of gongylidia is sometimes referred to as a staphyla.

goniatite n. [Gr. gonia, angle] (MOLL: Cephalopoda) Extinct Paleozoic ammonoid cephalopod existing in the Middle Devonian Period.

gonoblast n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; blastos, bud] A reproductive cell or bud.

gonocalyx n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; kalyx, cover] (CNID) The bell of a medusa-like gonophore.

gonochorism n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; choris-mos, separation] The possession of functional gonads of one sex only (male or female); dioecious. gonochoristic a.

gonochoristic a. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; cho-rismos, separation] Unisexual; producing distinct males and females. see hermaphrodite.

gonocoel n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; koilos, hollow] The cavity containing the gonads.

gonocoxa, gonocoxite n.; pl. -ae [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; L. coxa, hip] (ARTHRO: Insecta) The coxite of the gonopod. see second valvifers.

gonocoxopodites n.pl. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; L. coxa, hip; pous, foot] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Siphonap-tera, a pair of 2-segmented claspers associated with the 9th tergum and median intromittant organ.

gonodendron n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; den-dron, tree] (CNID: Hydrozoa) In Siphonophora, a branching structure bearing grapelike clusters of gonophores that are not set free.

gonoducts n.pl. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; L. ductus, led] 1. The ducts through which the gametes reach the exterior, oviduct in females, vas deferens in males. 2. (ECHI) see nephridium.

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