Definition for AN'THER

AN'THER, n. [anthera, a flowery plant, from the Greek ανθηρος, flowery, from ανθος, a flower.]

In botany, the summit or top of the stamen, elevated by means of the filament or thread. It contains the pollen, or fertilizing dust, which, when mature, is emitted for the impregnation of the ovary. It is called by Ray, the apex, and by Malpighi, the capsula staminis. – Milne. Martyn.

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