antheridial


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an·ther·id·i·um

 (ăn′thə-rĭd′ē-əm)
n. pl. an·ther·id·i·a (-ē-ə)
A sperm-producing organ occurring in seedless plants, fungi, and algae.

[New Latin : anthēra, anther; see anther + -idium, diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion).]

an′ther·id′i·al adj.
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Adj.1.antheridial - relating to or characterized by an antheridium
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Note the manubria, primary and secondary capitular cells and antheridial filaments.
Archegonia often undergo rapid development while antheridial development often requires more time (Imura 1994; Miles et al.