noun, plural endothecia /ˌɛndoʊˈθiʃiə, -siə/ [en-doh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh] Show IPA . Botany.
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.
endothecial /ˌɛndoʊˈθiʃiəl, -ʃəl, -siəl/ [en-doh-thee-shee-uhl, -shuhl, -see-uhl] Show IPA , adjective