Definition of anthesis in English:

Share this entry

anthesis

Pronunciation: /anˈθiːsɪs/

noun

[mass noun] Botany
The flowering period of a plant, from the opening of the flower bud.
Example sentences
  • Anthers were isolated from flowers at anthesis and pollen grains were collected.
  • In the field the plants displayed many flowers at full anthesis.
  • In principal, the length of flower anthesis depends on pollination and removal of the pollinium.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek anthēsis 'flowering', from anthein 'to blossom'.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.