exciple

[ ek-suh-puhl ]

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

Origin of exciple

1
First recorded in 1865–70; see origin at excipulum
  • Also ex·ci·pule [ek-suh-pyool], /ˈɛk səˌpyul/, excipulum.

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