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pollen

 [pol´en]
the male fertilizing element of flowering plants.

pol·len

(pol'ĕn),
Microspores of seed plants carried by wind or insects before fertilization; important in the etiology of hay fever and other allergies.
[L. fine dust, fine flour]

pollen

/pol·len/ (pol´in) the male fertilizing element of flowering plants.

pollen

The male gametophyte of flowering plants which, once airborne, becomes a major cause of seasonal allergies.

Major allergents
Ragweed and others (e.g., feverfew).

pollen

The male gametophyte of flowering plants, a major cause of seasonal allergies; ragweed–and related henchmen–eg, feverfew, has garnered the greatest revulsion among the allergically challenged

pol·len

(pol'ĕn)
Microspores of seed plants carried by wind or insects prior to fertilization; important in the etiology of hay fever and other allergies.
[L. fine dust, fine flour]

pollen

see POLLEN GRAIN.

pol·len

(pol'ĕn)
Microspores of seed plants carried by wind or insects prior to fertilization; important in the etiology of hay fever and other allergies.
[L. fine dust, fine flour]

pollen (pol´ən),

n a fertilizing element of plants that travels in the air and produces seasonal allergic responses (type I) such as hay fever or asthma in sensitive individuals. See hypersensitivity.

pollen

the male fertilizing element of flowering plants.

pollen allergy
see canine atopy.
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Recently warmer average temperatures and higher pollution levels mean that pollen, once restricted to spring and summer, is now around for a record nine months of the year.
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I think this year the season will be moderate to severe in terms of pollen intensity," predicts hay fever expert Dr Jean Emberlin, director of PollenUK.
More pollen and longer pollen seasons will mean many more sniffly and itchy days for allergy sufferers.
That should be enough to bring out the grass pollen, which staged an early burst back in late May, then went into temporary retirement.
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