amphithecium

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The outer layer of cells of the spore-containing capsule of a moss.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the layer of cells at first surrounding the endothecium in the capsule of a moss.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin amphithēcium : amphi– + Greek thēkion, diminutive of thēkē, receptacle; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

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