antheridium /ˌanθəˈrɪdɪəm/

a

I. noun


[Botany] the male sex organ of algae, mosses, ferns, fungi, and other non-flowering plants.
II. derivatives

antheridial
adjective


– origin mid 19th cent.: modern Latin, from anthera (see anther) + -idium (from the Greek diminutive suffix -idion).

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