noun. the part of the stamen that contains pollen; usually borne on a stalk.
- reproductive structure
- anthère (French)
- ἀνθηρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word anther
1. Noun, singular or mass
Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the anther of a flower to the stigma of the same or a different flower.
Together, a filament and an anther make up a single stamen, which indicates a male flower.
Fold back the rostellum, the small membrane inside the center of the vanilla flower, with a toothpick to reveal the pollen covered anther inside.