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an·ther

 (ăn′thər)
n.
The pollen-bearing part of a stamen.

[Medieval Latin anthēra, pollen, from Latin, a medicine extracted from flowers, from Greek, from feminine of anthēros, flowery, from anthos, flower.]
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anther

(ˈænθə)
n
(Botany) the terminal part of a stamen consisting usually of two lobes each containing two sacs in which the pollen matures
[C18: from New Latin anthēra, from Latin: a remedy prepared from flowers, from Greek, from anthēros flowery, from anthos flower]
ˈantheral adj
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an•ther

(ˈæn θər)

n.
the pollen-bearing part of a stamen.
[1545–55; < New Latin anthēra < Greek, feminine of anthērós flowery, akin to antheîn to bloom]
an′ther•al, adj.
an′ther•less, adj.
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an·ther

(ăn′thər)
The pollen-bearing part at the upper end of the stamen of a flower. See more at flower.
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anther

A pollen-producing part of flower, found at the tip of the stamen.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anther - the part of the stamen that contains pollenanther - the part of the stamen that contains pollen; usually borne on a stalk
stamen - the male reproductive organ of a flower
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
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Translations
antero
ponsi
pylnik

anther

[ˈænθəʳ] Nantera f
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anther

n (Bot) → Staubbeutel m, → Anthere f (spec)
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anther

[ˈænθəʳ] nantera
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References in classic literature ?
We might have taken the case of insects visiting flowers for the sake of collecting pollen instead of nectar; and as pollen is formed for the sole object of fertilisation, its destruction appears a simple loss to the plant; yet if a little pollen were carried, at first occasionally and then habitually, by the pollen-devouring insects from flower to flower, and a cross thus effected, although nine-tenths of the pollen were destroyed, it might still be a great gain to the plant; and those individuals which produced more and more pollen, and had larger and larger anthers, would be selected.
Some holly-trees bear only male flowers, which have four stamens producing rather a small quantity of pollen, and a rudimentary pistil; other holly-trees bear only female flowers; these have a full-sized pistil, and four stamens with shrivelled anthers, in which not a grain of pollen can be detected.
It produces white flowers with prominent yellow anthers from winter into spring, and is fragrant and semi evergreen.
This Lonicera purpusii Winter Beauty is a semi-evergreen and very fragrant honeysuckle, whose white flowers with prominent yellow anthers continue into early spring.
The wheat floret consists of a carpel with its ovary, style, and stigma, with three anthers attached to the base through slender filaments, which are enclosed by bract-like organs called lemma and palea.
the dehisced anthers and receptive stigma, iii) adherence of pollen grains to the body of the visitor, iv) role of the visitor in pollen deposition over conspecific stigma in controlled pollination experiment.
In Central Europe, Teppner (2005) observed that large bees (Bombus) are good pollinators of tomatoes, because they can easily vibrate the anthers. In Brazil, there are studies demonstrating a direct effect of pollinators on tomato productivity in open fields (Silva-Neto et al., 2013; Depra et al., 2014).
The anthers were detached and placed in 80 mm petri dishes containing 12 ml C culture medium(Dumas de Vaulx et al.
Those plants have poricidal anthers, which mean anthers do not split open to release pollen but need natural or artificial vibrations to release pollen through their apical pores [13].
Well mel ahead Pollinate the female flowers of melons as they appear by picking off a mature male flower and placing the pollen bearing anthers close to the spiky female pistil in the centre.
These archesporial cells could be recognizable by their large volume, dense cytoplasm and conspicuous nuclei, and appeared at the corners of young anthers (Fig.