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en·do·the·ci·um

 (ĕn′dō-thē′sē-əm, -shē-əm)
n. pl. en·do·the·ci·a (-sē-ə, -shē-ə)
The inner tissue of an anther or a moss capsule.

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

endothecium

(ˌɛndəʊˈθiːʃɪəm; -sɪəm)
n, pl -cia (-ʃɪə; -sɪə)
1. (Botany) the inner mass of cells of the developing capsule in mosses
2. (Botany) the fibrous tissue of the inner wall of an anther
[C19: New Latin, from endo- + Greek thēkion case; see theca]
ˌendoˈthecial adj

en•do•the•ci•um

(ˌɛn doʊˈθi ʃi əm, -si əm)

n., pl. -ci•a (-ʃi ə, -si ə)
1. the lining of the cavity of an anther in a flower.
2. the inner lining of the capsule in mosses.
[1825–35; endo- + New Latin thecium < Greek thḗkion; see theca]
en`do•the′ci•al (-ʃi əl, -ʃəl) adj.
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Parietal cells are divided and cause to form anther wall that consists of three layers; the epidermis, endothecia, and tapetum (Figs.