Antheridial
Antheridium An`ther*id"i*um, n.; pl. {Antheridia}. [Anther + ? (a Gr. diminutive ending).] (Bot.) The male reproductive apparatus in the lower plants, consisting of a cell or other cavity in which spermatozoids are produced; -- called also {spermary}. -- {An`ther*id"i*al}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • antheridial — adjective see antheridium …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antheridial — See antheridium. * * * …   Universalium

  • antheridial — adjective Of, pertaining to, or produced in, the antheridium …   Wiktionary

  • antheridial — an·ther·id·i·al …   English syllables

  • antheridial — adjective relating to or characterized by an antheridium • Pertains to noun: ↑antheridium • Derivationally related forms: ↑antheridium …   Useful english dictionary

  • antheridial cell — noun : a cell that remains after one or more vegetative or prothallial cells are cut off from the microspore and that gives rise to tube and generative cells of the male gametophyte of gymnosperms …   Useful english dictionary

  • antheridium — antheridial, adj. /an theuh rid ee euhm/, n., pl. antheridia / theuh rid ee euh/. Bot., Mycol. a male reproductive structure producing gametes, occurring in ferns, mosses, fungi, and algae. [1850 55; < NL; see ANTHER, IDIUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • antheridium — noun (plural antheridia) Etymology: New Latin, from anthera Date: 1839 the male reproductive organ of some cryptogamous plants • antheridial adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • ascogonium — ascogonial, adj. /as keuh goh nee euhm/, n., pl. ascogonia / nee euh/. Mycol. 1. the female sexual organ in certain ascomycetous fungi. 2. the portion of the archicarp in certain ascomycetous fungi that receives the antheridial nuclei and puts… …   Universalium

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