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an·ther·id·i·um

(an'ther-id'ē-um),
The male gametangium produced in the teleomorph part of the life cycle of fungi.
[Mod. L. anthera, flower, fr. G anthēros, blooming, fr. anthēo, to bloom, + dim. suffix -idium, fr. G. -idion]
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Fig. 40 Antheridium . Generalized structure, longitudinal section.

antheridium

(pl. antheridia) the male sex organ of bryophytes, pteridophytes, algae and fungi.
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Cultures were moistened with tap water to prevent desiccation and, in the last stages, to help antheridial opening and movement of antherozoids.
During antheridial dehiscence the opercular cell becomes loose and is pushed off, releasing the spermatozoids.