Conceptacle definition

kən-sĕptə-kəl
One of many specialized hollow chambers containing reproductive structures that appear as dark, dotlike bodies on the surface of receptacles in certain algae and fungi.
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(bot.) A sac opening outward and containing reproductive cells, found in some brown algae.
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One of many specialized hollow chambers containing reproductive structures that appear as dark, dotlike bodies on the surface of receptacles in certain algae and fungi.
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(phycology) A cavity in some marine algae that contains the reproductive organs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conceptacle
Plural:
conceptacles

Origin of conceptacle

  • Latin conceptāculum receptacle from conceptus past participle of concipere to conceive conceive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition