the period or act of expansion in flowers, especially the maturing of the stamens.
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How to use anthesis in a sentence
These swellings help to spread out the branches especially at the time of anthesis.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses | Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Relation of temperature to anthesis and blossom drop of the tomato together with a histological study of the pistils.The Tomato | Paul Work
anthesis, the period or the act of the expansion of a flower.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
These glands secrete a viscid juice at the time of anthesis.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses | Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
anthesis, anthropocosmic—— Say, I'm glad you didn't call me that!Left Guard Gilbert | Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for anthesis
the time when a flower becomes sexually functional
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Scientific definitions for anthesis
The period during which a flower is fully open and functional. Also called efflorescence
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