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conceptacle

[kuh n-sep-tuh-kuh l]
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noun Biology.
  1. an organ or cavity enclosing reproductive bodies.
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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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  • The tetraspore is also sometimes contained in a conceptacle.

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British Dictionary definitions for conceptacle

conceptacle

noun
  1. a flask-shaped cavity containing the reproductive organs in some algae and fungi
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Word Origin

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