What does anther mean?

anther meaning in General Dictionary

That the main stamen containing the pollen or fertilizing dirt which when mature is emitted for impregnation of this ovary

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  • the an element of the stamen which contains pollen; generally borne on a stalk
  • That area of the stamen containing the pollen, or fertilizing dust, which, whenever mature, is emitted for impregnation regarding the ovary.

anther meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1550s, "medical extract of plants," from French anth


anther meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) That part of the stamen containing the pollen, or fertilizing dust, which, whenever adult, is emitted the impregnation regarding the ovary.


Sentence Examples with the word anther

In orchids each of the pollen-masses has a prolongation or stalk (caudicle) which adheres to a prolongation at the base of the anther (rostellum) by means of a viscid gland (retinaculum) which is either naked or covered.

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