Meaning of nectophore in English:

nectophore

Pronunciation /ˈnɛktə(ʊ)fɔː/

noun

Zoology
  • In some siphonophores: a zooid which has a swimming bell but lacks a manubrium, and which contracts rhythmically to propel the colony through the water.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From necto- + -phore.