Meaning of antholysis in English:


Pronunciation /anˈθɒlɪsɪs/


rare, historical Botany
  • Abnormality of a flower characterized by unusual division or separation of its organs, or transformation of the normal organs into parts resembling other organs, especially leaves.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annals and Magazine of Natural History. From antho- + -lysis, after German Antholyse, itself after scientific Latin antholysis.