[en-doh-thee-shee-uh m, -see-uh m]
- the lining of the cavity of an anther.
- (in mosses) the central mass of cells in the rudimentary capsule, from which the archespore is generally developed.
- (in bryophytes) the central mass of cells in the capsule, including the spores and columella.
Origin of endothecium
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- the inner mass of cells of the developing capsule in mosses
- the fibrous tissue of the inner wall of an anther
C19: New Latin, from endo- + Greek thēkion case; see theca
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