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exciple

[ ek-suh-puhl ]
/ ˈɛk sə pəl /
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noun Mycology.

(in certain lichens) the rim or outer covering of the apothecium.

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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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