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  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἔνδον (endon, "within") + θήκη (thēkē, "case, box") .

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