Its body must be sufficiently large to come in contact with the anther.
They consist usually of two parts, the Filament and anther, not yet described.
Inane, empty, said of an anther which produces no pollen, &c.
I suppose you were afraid I was going to give you anther whistle.
Stamens united into a central column, the anther solitary in our species and annular.
Sometimes the stamen has no filament, and the anther is then said to be sessile.
Any structure containing a cavity, as the cells of an anther, ovary, etc.
By pollination we mean the transfer of pollen from an anther to the stigma of a flower.
This anther lid is closed tightly, with the sticky mass of pollen hidden behind it in the cavity.
The part of a stamen which supports the anther; any thread-like body.
1550s, "medical extract of flowers," from French anthère, from Modern Latin anthera "a medicine extracted from a flower," from Greek anthera, fem. of antheros "flowery, blooming," from anthos "flower," from PIE root *andh- "to bloom" (cf. Sanskrit andhas "herb," Armenian and "field," Middle Irish ainder "young girl," Welsh anner "young cow"). Main modern sense attested by 1791.
The pollen-bearing part at the upper end of the stamen of a flower. Most anthers occur at the tip of a slender, stemlike filament and have two lobes. Each lobe contains two pollen sacs. When pollen matures in the pollen sacs, the lobes of the anthers burst open in the process known as dehiscence to release the pollen. See more at flower.