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conceptacle

[kuh n-sep-tuh-kuh l] /kənˈsɛp tə kəl/
noun, Biology.
1.
an organ or cavity enclosing reproductive bodies.
Origin of conceptacle
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin conceptāculum, equivalent to concept(us) conceived (see concept) + -āculum (see receptacle)
Related forms
conceptacular
[kon-sep-tak-yuh-ler] /ˌkɒn sɛpˈtæk yə lər/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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conceptacle

/kənˈsɛptəkəl/
noun
1.
a flask-shaped cavity containing the reproductive organs in some algae and fungi
Word Origin
C17: from Latin conceptāculum receptacle, from concipere to receive, conceive
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