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Meaning of ANTHERIDIUM

Pronunciation:  `anthu'rideeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the male sex organ of spore-producing plants; produces antherozoids; equivalent to the anther in flowers
 

ANTHERIDIUM is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: reproductive structure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An`ther*id"i*um\, n.; pl. {Antheridia}. [Anther + ?
(a Gr. diminutive ending).] (Bot.)
The male reproductive apparatus in the lower, consisting of a
cell or other cavity in which spermatozoids are produced; --
called also {spermary}. -- {An`ther*id"i*al}, a.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The fertile organ of a male gametophyte or the male organ of a bisexual gametophyte, in which male gametes are formed.
 

 

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