- (in certain lichens) the rim or outer covering of the apothecium.
Also ex·ci·pule [ek-suh-pyool] /ˈɛk səˌpyul/, excipulum.
Origin of exciple
First recorded in 1865–70; see origin at excipulum
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Examples from the Web for exciple
A small portion of a section through the exciple of Peltigera canina, showing the plectenchymatous structure.Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6
Bruce Fink and Leafy J. Corrington