Definition of Anther

1. Noun. The part of the stamen that contains pollen; usually borne on a stalk.

Group relationships: Stamen
Generic synonyms: Reproductive Structure
Derivative terms: Antheral



Definition of Anther

1. n. That part of the stamen containing the pollen, or fertilizing dust, which, when mature, is emitted for the impregnation of the ovary.

Definition of Anther

1. Noun. (botany) The pollen-bearing part of the stamen of a flower. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anther

1. the pollen-bearing part of a stamen [n -S] : ANTHERAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Anther

1. The pollen-producing producing part of a flower. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anther

anthelone U
anthelotic
anthem
anthema
anthemed
anthemia
anthemic
anthemically
antheming
anthemion
anthemions
anthemis
anthemises
anthems
anthemwise
anther (current term)
anther culture
antheral
anthered
antherid
antheridia
antheridial
antheridiophore
antheridium
antherids
antheriferous
antheriform
antherogenous
antheroid
antherozoid

Literary usage of Anther

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The walk of the cells are frequently absorbed, so that when the anther attains ... The anther is developed before the filament, and is always sessile in the ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"anther-bearing stamens 4. Posterior (upper) pair of stamens longer than the anterior. anther-sacs parallel or nearly so. Tall erect herbs; posterior stamens ..."

3. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"The Filament is a kind of stalk to the anther, commonly slender or thread-like: it is to the anther nearly what the petiole is to the blade of a leaf. ..."

4. Elementary Studies in Botany by John Merle Coulter (1885)
"men is looked upon by botanists as a sort of leaf, the filament answering to the petiole, and the anther to the blade The connective corresponds to the ..."

5. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"anther-sacs transversely 2-valved. 16. GALEOPSIS. Connective of the anthers very long, articulated to the filaments, bearing a perfect anther at the ..."

6. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"460, 461), anther and stigma are consolidated into one mass, ... The anther, the essential organ of the stamen, containing the pollen, surmounts the ..."

7. Science Papers: Chiefly Pharmacological and Botanical by Daniel Hanbury (1876)
"Transverse section of ovary. 10. Branch bearing fruits. 11. Transverse section of fruit, four-celled. 12. Ditto, three-celled—one-seeded by abortion. anther ..."

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