Definition of anther in English:


Syllabification: an·ther
Pronunciation: /ˈanTHər


  • The part of a stamen that contains the pollen.
    More example sentences
    • For estimation of pollen production, two anthers from each flower bud were examined.
    • They eat exposed pollen on the anthers, while other pollen grains adhere to their legs.
    • Fresh pollen was collected from anthers on plants by gently tapping the stems of plants while holding a collecting tray below the tassels.


early 18th century: from French anthère or modern Latin anthera, from Greek anthēra 'flowery', from anthos 'flower'.

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