Definition of Antheridium

1. Noun. The male sex organ of spore-producing plants; produces antherozoids; equivalent to the anther in flowers.

Generic synonyms: Reproductive Structure
Derivative terms: Antheridial

Definition of Antheridium

1. n. The male reproductive apparatus in the lower plants, consisting of a cell or other cavity in which spermatozoids are produced; -- called also spermary.

Definition of Antheridium

1. Noun. (botany) An organ producing male gametes called antherozoids, found in lower plants. ¹

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Definition of Antheridium

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Medical Definition of Antheridium

1. The fertile organ of a male gametophyte or the male organ of a bisexual gametophyte, in which male gametes are formed. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antheridium

antheming
anthemion
anthemions
anthemis
anthemises
anthems
anthemwise
anther
anther culture
antheral
anthered
antherid
antheridia
antheridial
antheridiophore
antherids
antheriferous
antheriform
antherogenous
antheroid
antherozoid
antherozooid
anthers
antheses
anthesis
anthill
anthills
anthimeria
anthimerias

Literary usage of Antheridium

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1. Handbook of Practical Botany for the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger, William Hillhouse (1900)
"The oogonium is sessile on the thread, the antheridium terminates a short curved branch. ... Its bent end is formed into an antheridium, and is cut off by a ..."

2. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Eberhard Goebel (1905)
"The wall of the antheridium is covered with a cuticle which is thicker in those which are exposed than in those which are in pits. 2. ..."

3. The Eusporangiatae: The Comparative Morphology of the Ophioglossaceae and by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1911)
"In the dehiscence of the antheridium only a single opercular cell is destroyed, not two superimposed cells, as Jeffrey supposed to be the case. ..."

4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1847)
"On this terminal bud, above the youngest leaf and antheridium, ... The upper process is destined to become a leaf, the lower an antheridium, ..."

5. Elementary Botany by George Francis Atkinson (1898)
"This end cell is the antheridium. Frequently it is collapsed or empty as shown ... Vaucheria sessilis, one antheridium between two oogonia. the antheridium ..."

6. Sexual Reproduction and the Organization of the Nucleus in Certain Mildews by Robert Almer Harper (1905)
"The antheridium has been cut off from the stalk-cell and lies above and to one side of the ... antheridium and stalk partly behind the oogonium. FIG. 7. ..."

7. On the Germination, Development, and Fructification of the Higher by Wilhelm Hofmeister, Frederick Currey (1862)
"Schleiden was of opinion that the antheridium of Sphagnum was a large sac-like cell, in whose fluid contents the vesicles which produce the spermatozoa swam ..."

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