conceptacle definition

  • noun:
    • One of many specific hollow chambers containing reproductive structures that look as dark, dotlike systems on top of receptacles in some algae and fungi.
    • A cavity, especially in your body.
    • A cavity in a few marine algae which contains the reproductive organs.
    • That which anything is contained; a vessel; a receiver or receptacle.
    • A pericarp, opening longitudinally on a single side and achieving the seeds loose inside it; a follicle; a double follicle or couple of hair follicles.
    • the situations containing the spores, etc., of flowerless plants, specifically of algae.
    • That where any such thing is included; a vessel; a receiver or receptacle.
    • In botany: Originally, as employed by Linnæus, a follicle—that is, a fruit formed of just one carpel dehiscing because of the ventral suture.
    • In lower cryptogams, an organ or a cavity which incloses reproductive figures, typically spores, with or without unique spore-cases: applied regardless of the origin of spores, whether intimate or asexual.

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "conceptacle"
    • The walls of the conceptacle (Fig.…
    • View More
  • Cross Reference for "conceptacle"
125 votes

How would you define conceptacle?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!