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Friday, March 20, 2015

Definitions for anthesis

  1. Botany. the period or act of expansion in flowers, especially the maturing of the stamens.

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Citations for anthesis
During anthesis, the avocado tree is sensitive to temperature which can severely disrupt the dichogamy mechanism. Bruce Schaffer, Peter C. Andersen, Handbook of Environmental Physiology of Fruit Crops, Volume 2, 1994
This is anthesis: the fullness of existence. Down, down, down, the single-minded roots keep driving. Karen Lawrence, Springs of Living Water, 1990
Origin of anthesis
Anthesis is a New Latin construction that entered English in the 1800s. Its roots lie in the Greek ánthēsis meaning "bloom."