con·​cep·​ta·​cle kən-ˈsep-ti-kəl How to pronounce conceptacle (audio)
: an external cavity containing reproductive cells in algae (as of the genus Fucus)

Word History


New Latin conceptaculum, from Latin, receptacle, from conceptus, past participle of concipere to take in

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conceptacle was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Conceptacle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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