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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

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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