from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The hard structure upon the inner surface of the wall, or proper investment of the visceral chamber, of a coral: distinguished from the exotheca, and also from the epitheca.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) The tissue which partially fills the interior of the interseptal chambers of most madreporarian corals. It usually consists of a series of oblique tranverse septa, one above another.
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- noun zoology The
tissuewhich partially fills the interiorof the interseptal chambersof most madreporarian corals. It usually consists of a series of obliquetranverse septa, one above another.
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From Ancient Greek ἔνδον (endon, "within") + θήκη (thēkē, "case, box") .
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