Anther



the pollen-bearing part of a stamen.
Historical Examples

Its body must be sufficiently large to come in contact with the anther.
My Studio Neighbors William Hamilton Gibson

They consist usually of two parts, the Filament and anther, not yet described.
Proserpina, Volume 1 John Ruskin

Inane, empty, said of an anther which produces no pollen, &c.
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

I suppose you were afraid I was going to give you anther whistle.
Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill

Stamens united into a central column, the anther solitary in our species and annular.
The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray

Sometimes the stamen has no filament, and the anther is then said to be sessile.
Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux

Any structure containing a cavity, as the cells of an anther, ovary, etc.
The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray

By pollination we mean the transfer of pollen from an anther to the stigma of a flower.
A Civic Biology George William Hunter

This anther lid is closed tightly, with the sticky mass of pollen hidden behind it in the cavity.
My Studio Neighbors William Hamilton Gibson

The part of a stamen which supports the anther; any thread-like body.
The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray

noun
the terminal part of a stamen consisting usually of two lobes each containing two sacs in which the pollen matures
n.

1550s, “medical extract of flowers,” from French anthère, from Modern Latin anthera “a medicine extracted from a flower,” from Greek anthera, fem. of antheros “flowery, blooming,” from anthos “flower,” from PIE root *andh- “to bloom” (cf. Sanskrit andhas “herb,” Armenian and “field,” Middle Irish ainder “young girl,” Welsh anner “young cow”). Main modern sense attested by 1791.
anther
(ān’thər)
The pollen-bearing part at the upper end of the stamen of a flower. Most anthers occur at the tip of a slender, stemlike filament and have two lobes. Each lobe contains two pollen sacs. When pollen matures in the pollen sacs, the lobes of the anthers burst open in the process known as dehiscence to release the pollen. See more at flower.

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