Definition of Pollen

1. Noun. The fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant.

Generic synonyms: Spore
Specialized synonyms: Pollinium, Ragweed Pollen
Derivative terms: Pollinate

Definition of Pollen

1. n. Fine bran or flour.

Definition of Pollen

1. Noun. A fine granular substance produced in flowers. Collective term for pollen grains or microspores produced in the anthers of flowering plants. ¹

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Definition of Pollen

1. to convey pollen (the fertilizing element in a seed plant) to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Pollen

1. The microspores of seed plants, the powdery mass of microspores shed from anthers. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pollen

pollen (current term)
pollen antigen
pollen count
pollen counter
pollen counters
pollen extract
pollen grain
pollen grains
pollen mother cell
pollen parent
pollen tube

Literary usage of Pollen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The transfer of pollen in cross-fertilized plants is generally accomplished through the agency of the wind, water, insects or birds, and the various devices ..."

2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"When the stamens of Heaths (Erica) are disturbed the pollen escapes in clouds ... In Azaleas and Rhododendrons, on the other hand, the pollen-tetrads cling ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In case of wind pollination, the pollen is produced in immense quantities. In Dioon, a Gymnosperm in the cycad family, the male cone produces about ..."

4. The Micrographic Dictionary: A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey (1875)
"pollen of Alisma plantago. 11. pollen of Lupinus nanus. 12. pollen of garden-geranium ... 14. pollen of Epilobium montanum. 15. pollen of Periploca ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Most plants have some special provision for the protection of the pollen ... The pollen of the pine has even developed bladders, so as to be borne more ..."

6. Trees: A Handbook of Forest-botany for the Woodlands and the Laboratory by Harry Marshall Ward, Percy Groom (1905)
"Germination of pollen-grain—pollen-tube—Vegetative and Generative Nuclei — Homologies—Spermatozoids— Exine and Intine—Markings on the walls—Comparison of ..."

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