from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The outer layer of cells of the spore-containing capsule of a moss.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the layer of cells at first surrounding the endothecium in the capsule of a moss.
New Latin : amphi- + Greek thēkion, diminutive of thēkē, receptacle; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)