Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, a wasting disease; atrophy, marasmus, or consumption.
- n. In. botany, an abnormal condition of flowers, in which the anthers become defective and the pollen becomes inert or wanting.
“a mention of the Ericaceæ being subject to contabescence of the anthers.”
“Gaertner and other writers have spoken of this defective condition as contabescence. [”
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