antheridium

noun
an·​ther·​id·​i·​um | \ ˌan(t)-thə-ˈri-dē-əm How to pronounce antheridium (audio) \
plural antheridia\ ˌan(t)-​thə-​ˈri-​dē-​ə How to pronounce antheridia (audio) \

Definition of antheridium

: the male reproductive organ of some cryptogamous plants

Other Words from antheridium

antheridial \ ˌan(t)-​thə-​ˈri-​dē-​əl How to pronounce antheridial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of antheridium

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antheridium

anther + -idium

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“Antheridium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antheridium. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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