anther

Definitions

  • Anther in Lily
    Anther in Lily
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anther the part of the stamen that contains pollen; usually borne on a stalk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anther (Bot) That part of the stamen containing the pollen, or fertilizing dust, which, when mature, is emitted for the impregnation of the ovary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anther In botany, the essential polliniferous part of a stamen, generally raised upon the extremity of a filament. It is usually a double sac formed by two simple or bilocellate cells, filled with pollen, and each cell opening at maturity by a slit, pore, or valve. The anther is variously attached to the summit of a filament, or may be sessile. Theoretically it is homologous to the blade of a leaf, the two halves of which are represented by the cells, the mid-vein by the connective, and the parenchyma by the pollen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anther an′thėr the top of the stamen in a flower which contains the pollen or fertilising dust
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. anthère, L. anthera, a medicine composed of flowers, fr. Gr. flowery, fr. 'anqei^n to bloom, 'a`nqos flower
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. anthera, which meant a medicine extracted from flowers, and consisting esp. of the internal organs of flowers—Gr. anthēros, flowery—anthos, a flower.

Usage

In literature:

The anthers are shown as black.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
But the pollen is ripe now, you can see it all over the anthers, as the knobs or sacks are called.
"Every Girl's Book" by George F. Butler
ANTHERS, contabescence of, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
The first task in crossing grapes is to remove the anthers before the flower opens, a process known as emasculation.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Flowers white with purple filaments and blue anthers.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
Anthers 10; flowers 2-4 cm.
"The Plants of Michigan" by Henry Allan Gleason
In their anthers they've got a chitin cell diaphragm.
"The Kenzie Report" by Mark Clifton
Anthers are filled with POLLEN, a powdery substance made up of minute grains.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
Remove the anther from the lily and the flower will not fade so soon by several hours.
"What a Young Husband Ought to Know" by Sylvanus Stall
In the next class, the stamens are united by their anthers.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
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In news:

Five people from the homes in the 100 and 200 blocks of West Pinedale Avenue were arrested and officers are looking for anther person, Sgt Tim Tietjen said.
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