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Anther definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AN'THER, n. [L. anthera, a flowery plant, from the Greek, flowery, from a flower.]
In botany, the summit or top of the stamen, connected with the flower, and elevated by means of the filament or thread, within the corol. It contains the pollen, or fertilizing dust, which, when mature, is emitted for the impregnation of the stigma. It is called by Ray, the apex, and by Malpighi, the capsula staminis.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the part of the stamen that contains pollen; usually borne on a stalk

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin anthera, from Latin, medicine made from flowers, from Greek anth?ra, from feminine of anth?ros flowery, from anthos Date: circa 1706 the part of a stamen that produces and contains pollen and is usually borne on a stalk see flower illustration antheral adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Bot. the apical portion of a stamen containing pollen. Derivatives: antheral adj. Etymology: F anthère or mod.L anthera, in L 'medicine extracted from flowers' f. Gk anthera flowery, fem. adj. f. anthos flower

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Anther An"ther, n. [F. anth[`e]re, L. anthera a medicine composed of flowers, fr. Gr. ? flowery, fr. 'anqei^n to bloom, 'a`nqos flower.] (Bot.) That part of the stamen containing the pollen, or fertilizing dust, which, when mature, is emitted for the impregnation of the ovary. -- An"ther*al, a.




 


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