noun, plural an·ther·id·i·a [an-thuh-rid-ee-uh]. /ˌæn θəˈrɪd i ə/. Botany, Mycology.
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OTHER WORDS FROM antheridiuman·ther·id·i·al, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for antheridium
At the top of the axis in the male plant rise the antheridia, surrounded by an envelope of modified leaves called the perigonium.
These are probably the representatives of the anthers of flowering plants and of the antheridia of the ferns.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope|John William Griffith
De Bary and Pringsheim believe that these organs constitute the antheridia of the species of Saprolegnia to which they belong.
The slightly thickened membrane of the antheridia encloses protoplasm which is finely granular.
Immediately after the formation of the antheridia new productions show themselves, both around the oocyst and within it.