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antheridium

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noun, an·ther·id·i·um \ˌan(t)-thə-ˈri-dē-əm\

Definition of antheridium

plural antheridiaplay \-dē-ə\

  1. :  the male reproductive organ of some cryptogamous plants

antheridial play \-dē-əl\ adjective


Origin of antheridium

New Latin, from anthera


First Known Use: 1839


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