Gonogensis see gametogenesis

gonomery n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; meros, part] (ARTHRO: Insecta) The separate grouping of maternal and paternal chromosomes during cleavage in some embryos.

gonopalpon n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; L. palpare, to touch] (CNID: Hydrozoa) In Siphonophora, tentacle-like dactylozooids associated with gonophores.

gonopericardial canal (MOLL: Solengastres) A canal from gonads to the pericardium.

gonophore n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; phoreus, bearer] (CNID: Hydrozoa) In Hydroida, a structure that produces gametes and is a sporosac, medusa or any intermediate stage.

gonoplac n. [Gr. gone; that which produces seed; plax, plate] (ARTHRO: Insecta) A process of the second gonocoxa; may be a separate sclerite and may form a sheath around the gonapophyses; 3rd valvula.

gonopod n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; pous, foot] (arthro) The appendages serving as genital segments, or associated segments modified for reproductive purposes, i.e., chelicera, palp, leg, pleopod.

gonopody n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; pous, foot] A type of internal fertilization whereby the male sperm is transferred by an appendage to the female genital organs; sperm transfer which is nearly direct. see podospermia, tocospermia.

gonopore n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; poros, channel] 1. The external opening of the reproductive organs. 2. (ARTHRO: Crustacea) The sexual pore. 3. (NEMATA) The vulva in females; the anus or cloacal opening in males.

gonosome n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; soma, body] (CNID: Hydrozoa) All gonophores of a colony collectively. see trophosome.

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