antheral
adjective see anther

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  • antheral — adj. (Botany) capable of fertilizing female organs. Syn: staminate. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antheral — Anther An ther, n. [F. anth[ e]re, L. anthera a medicine composed of flowers, fr. Gr. ? flowery, fr. anqei^n to bloom, a nqos flower.] (Bot.) That part of the stamen containing the pollen, or fertilizing dust, which, when mature, is emitted for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antheral — an·ther·al …   English syllables

  • antheral — adjective capable of fertilizing female organs • Syn: ↑staminate • Similar to: ↑male • Derivationally related forms: ↑anther • Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytolo …   Useful english dictionary

  • anther — antheral, adj. antherless, adj. /an theuhr/, n. Bot. the pollen bearing part of a stamen. See diag. under flower. [1545 55; < NL anthera < L < Gk, fem. of antherós flowery; see ANTHESIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • anther — noun Etymology: New Latin anthera, from Latin, medicine made from flowers, from Greek anthēra, from feminine of anthēros flowery, from anthos Date: circa 1706 the part of a stamen that produces and contains pollen and is usually borne on a stalk… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anther —   n. Botany, male, pollen bearing organ of flower. antheral, a. antherozoid, n. male sexual element in lower plants; spermatozoid …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • anther — n. Bot. the apical portion of a stamen containing pollen. Derivatives: antheral adj. Etymology: F anthegravere or mod.L anthera, in L medicine extracted from flowers f. Gk anthera flowery, fem. adj. f. anthos flower …   Useful english dictionary

  • phytology — noun the branch of biology that studies plants • Syn: ↑botany • Derivationally related forms: ↑phytologist, ↑botanic (for: ↑botany), ↑botanical (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piptadenia — noun tropical American trees and shrubs; often placed in other genera • Syn: ↑genus Piptadenia • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Mimosoideae, ↑subfamily Mimosoideae * * * ˌpiptəˈdēnēə …   Useful english dictionary

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