Meaning of endothecium
Pronunciation: (en"dō-thē'shē-um, -sē-um), [key]
— pl. -ci•a
- 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.