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anther

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noun an·ther \ˈan(t)-thər\

Simple Definition of anther

  • : the part of a flower that contains pollen

Full Definition of anther

  1. :  the part of a stamen that produces and contains pollen and is usually borne on a stalk — see flower illustration

an·ther·alplay \-thə-rəl\ adjective

Origin of anther

New Latin anthera, from Latin, medicine made from flowers, from Greek anthēra, from feminine of anthēros flowery, from anthos


First Known Use: circa 1706


ANTHER Defined for Kids

anther

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noun an·ther \ˈan-thər\

Definition of anther

  1. :  the enlargement at the tip of a flower's stamen that contains pollen





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