Definition of anthesis in English:

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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'.

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