- Botany. producing or bearing pollen.
- Zoology. fitted for carrying pollen.
Origin of polliniferous
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Polliniferous: formed for collecting pollen: pollen bearing.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
So, also, in the Rose with polliniferous ovules (see p. 274).
These stamens may be all perfect (polliniferous), or, as is more frequently the case, more or less petal-like.
- producing pollenpolliniferous plants
- specialized for carrying pollenthe polliniferous legs of bees
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