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anther


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anther  \An"ther\,  n.  [F.  anth[`e]re,  L.  anthera  a  medicine 
  composed  of  flowers,  fr  Gr  ?  flowery,  fr  'anqei^n  to 
  bloom,  'a`nqos  flower.]  (Bot.) 
  That  part  of  the  stamen  containing  the  pollen,  or  fertilizing 
  dust,  which  when  mature,  is  emitted  for  the  impregnation  of 
  the  ovary.  --  {An"ther*al},  a. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anther 
  n  :  the  part  of  the  stamen  that  contains  pollen;  usually  borne 
  on  a  stalk 




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