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conceptacle


conceptacle


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conceptacle  \Con*cep"ta*cle\,  n.  [L.  conceptaculum  fr 
  concipere  to  receive.  See  {Conceive}.] 
  1.  That  in  which  anything  is  contained;  a  vessel;  a  receiver 
  or  receptacle.  [Obs.]  --Woodward. 
 
  2.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  pericarp,  opening  longitudinally  on  one  side  and 
  having  the  seeds  loose  in  it  a  follicle;  a  double 
  follicle  or  pair  of  follicles. 
  b  One  of  the  cases  containing  the  spores,  etc.,  of 
  flowerless  plants,  especially  of  algae.