from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The inner tissue of an anther or a moss capsule.
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- n. The tissue found in the walls of anthers, and in moss capsules
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The inner lining of an anther cell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany: The inner lining of an anther-cell.
- n. In mosses, the central mass of cells in the rudimentary capsule, from which the archespore is generally developed.
New Latin endothēcium : endo- + Greek thēkion, diminutive of thēkē, chest, receptacle; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)