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

  • noun The inner tissue of an anther or a moss capsule.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany: The inner lining of an anther-cell.
  • noun In mosses, the central mass of cells in the rudimentary capsule, from which the archespore is generally developed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The inner lining of an anther cell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biology The tissue found in the walls of anthers, and in moss capsules

Etymologies

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

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

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