Meaning of aerophore in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɛːrə(ʊ)fɔː/


  • 1Botany
    In certain ferns: a specialized structure with numerous stomata for aeration, usually seen as a band of pale tissue on the stem or a small outgrowth at the base of a frond.

  • 2 historical Any of several forms of respirator, especially one with a portable supply of air for use by divers and miners.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Hooker (1785–1865), botanist. From aero- + -phore.