Definition of Pneumatophore

1. Noun. An air-filled root (submerged or exposed) that can function as a respiratory organ of a marsh or swamp plant.

Generic synonyms: Root



Definition of Pneumatophore

1. n. One of the Pneumonophora.

Definition of Pneumatophore

1. Noun. (zoology) A gas-filled sac or float of some colonial marine coelenterates, such as the Portuguese man-of-war ¹

2. Noun. (botany) An aerial root, in mangroves etc., specialized for gaseous exchange ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pneumatophore

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Medical Definition of Pneumatophore

1. Modified roots rising above ground that may function as a respiratory organ in plant species subjected to frequent inundation or soil saturation. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pneumatophore

pneumatograms
pneumatograph
pneumatographs
pneumatohemia
pneumatological
pneumatologies
pneumatologist
pneumatologists
pneumatology
pneumatolyses
pneumatolysis
pneumatolytic
pneumatometer
pneumatometers
pneumatometry
pneumatophore (current term)
pneumatophores
pneumatorrhachis
pneumatoscope
pneumatosis
pneumatosis coli
pneumatosis cystoides
pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis
pneumatosis intestinalis
pneumatothorax
pneumaturia
pneumatype
pneumectomies
pneumectomy
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Literary usage of Pneumatophore

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1. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"The pneumatophore has a complex structure; it contains a number of air chambers and beneath ... pneumatophore a circular or elliptical disc without marginal ..."

2. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1900)
"Between the air gland and the outer wall of the pneumatophore lie in many cases radial pouches and septa of varying number, which perhaps correspond to the ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The pneumatophore arises from the ectoderm as a pit or invagination, ... As in the analogous swim-bladder of fishes, the gas in the pneumatophore can be ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"As in the analogous swim-bladder of fishes, the gas in the pneumatophore can be secreted or absorbed, whereby the specific gravity of the body can be ..."

5. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1906)
"The pneumatophore is large, or very large, in this family. The zooids are arranged in horizontal rows on the under side of the ..."

6. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1895)
"In this proposed hypothesis of the derivation of the pneumatophore we are opposed to the conception, shared in by most investigators (comp. p. ..."

7. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"The pneumatophore has a complex structure; it contains a number of air chambers and beneath ... pneumatophore a circular or elliptical disc without marginal ..."

8. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1900)
"Between the air gland and the outer wall of the pneumatophore lie in many cases radial pouches and septa of varying number, which perhaps correspond to the ..."

9. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The pneumatophore arises from the ectoderm as a pit or invagination, ... As in the analogous swim-bladder of fishes, the gas in the pneumatophore can be ..."

10. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"As in the analogous swim-bladder of fishes, the gas in the pneumatophore can be secreted or absorbed, whereby the specific gravity of the body can be ..."

11. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1906)
"The pneumatophore is large, or very large, in this family. The zooids are arranged in horizontal rows on the under side of the ..."

12. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1895)
"In this proposed hypothesis of the derivation of the pneumatophore we are opposed to the conception, shared in by most investigators (comp. p. ..."

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