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pollen grain

  1. a single granule of pollen.
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Origin of pollen grain

First recorded in 1825–35
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Historical Examples

  • After the entrance of the pollen-grain the pollen-chamber becomes roofed over by a blunt protuberance of nucellar tissue.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7


  • Or we may think of the shrunken dark star as the germ-cell, the pollen-grain, of the cosmic organism.

  • Within the pollen-grain is the granular protoplasm with some oily particles, and occasionally starch.