[ ek-suh-puhl ]
/ ˈɛk sə pəl /
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(in certain lichens) the rim or outer covering of the apothecium.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also ex·ci·pule [ek-suh-pyool], /ˈɛk səˌpyul/, excipulum.
Origin of exciple
First recorded in 1865–70; see origin at excipulum
Words nearby exciple
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Example sentences 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