conceptacle

[ kuh n-sep-tuh-kuh l ]
/ kənˈsɛp tə kəl /
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noun Biology.

an organ or cavity enclosing reproductive bodies.

Nearby words

  1. concentricity,
  2. concepción,
  3. concept,
  4. concept art,
  5. concept formation,
  6. conception,
  7. conception rate,
  8. conceptive,
  9. conceptor,
  10. conceptual

Origin of conceptacle

1605–15; < Latin conceptāculum, equivalent to concept(us) conceived (see concept) + -āculum (see receptacle)

Related formscon·cep·tac·u·lar [kon-sep-tak-yuh-ler] /ˌkɒn sɛpˈtæk yə lər/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for conceptacle

conceptacle

/ (kənˈsɛptəkəl) /

noun

a flask-shaped cavity containing the reproductive organs in some algae and fungi

Word Origin for conceptacle

C17: from Latin conceptāculum receptacle, from concipere to receive, conceive

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