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1. pneumatophore

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

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a specialized root of certain swamp plants, such as the mangrove, that branches upwards, rising above ground, and undergoes gaseous exchange with the atmosphere
a polyp in coelenterates of the order Siphonophora, such as the Portuguese man-of-war, that is specialized as a float

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1.  Botany
a porous, woody, specialized branch growing upright into the air from the buried roots of certain swamp trees, as the mangrove, and providing access to the atmosphere
2.  Zoology
a polyp with a gas-filled cavity in siphonophore hydrozoans, serving as a float for the colony

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see synonyms of pneumatophore
1. A gas-filled sac serving as a float in some colonial marine hydrozoans, such as the Portuguese man-of-war.
2. Botany A specialized respiratory root in certain aquatic plants, such as the bald cypress, that grows upward and protrudes above the water or mud into the air.

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