Definition of anthesis in English:


Syllabification: an·the·sis
Pronunciation: /anˈTHēsis


  • The flowering period of a plant, from the opening of the flower bud.
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    • 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.


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

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