exciple

[ ek-suh-puh l ]
/ ˈɛk sə pəl /

noun Mycology.

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