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

noun Biology.

an organ or cavity enclosing reproductive bodies.

Nearby words

concentricity, concepción, concept, concept art, concept formation, conceptacle, conception, conception rate, conceptive, conceptor, 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for conceptacle

  • The tetraspore is also sometimes contained in a conceptacle.

    Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils|Peter Gray

British Dictionary definitions for conceptacle


/ (kənˈsɛptəkəl) /


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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