- the pollen-bearing part of a stamen.
Origin of anther
Examples from the Web for anther
Historical Examples of anther
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
The ovule is a part of every ovary just as the pollen is a part of every anther.The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young
Margaret Warner Morley
I suppose you were afraid I was going to give you anther whistle.Coniston, Complete
Sometimes the stamen has no filament, and the anther is then said to be sessile.Field and Woodland Plants
William S. Furneaux
- the terminal part of a stamen consisting usually of two lobes each containing two sacs in which the pollen matures
Word Origin for anther
Word Origin and History for anther
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.
- 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.