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 antheridium (audio)
: the male reproductive organ of some cryptogamous plants
antheridial adjective

Word History

Etymology

anther + -idium

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antheridium was in 1818

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“Antheridium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antheridium. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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