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polliniferous

or pol·len·if·er·ous

[pol-uh-nif-er-uh s]
adjective
  1. Botany. producing or bearing pollen.
  2. Zoology. fitted for carrying pollen.
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Origin of polliniferous

1820–30; < New Latin pollin- (stem of pollen) pollen + -i- + -ferous
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Examples from the Web for polliniferous

Historical Examples

  • 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).

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • These stamens may be all perfect (polliniferous), or, as is more frequently the case, more or less petal-like.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters


British Dictionary definitions for polliniferous

polliniferous

polleniferous

adjective
  1. producing pollenpolliniferous plants
  2. specialized for carrying pollenthe polliniferous legs of bees
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