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anther Line breaks: an¦ther
Pronunciation: /ˈanθə/

Definition of anther in English:


The part of a stamen that contains the pollen.
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'.

Words that rhyme with anther

panther, Samantha
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