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exciple

[ek-suh-puh l]
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noun Mycology.
  1. (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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Historical Examples

  • 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