conceptacle

noun
con·cep·ta·cle | \ kən-ˈsep-ti-kəl \

Definition of conceptacle 

: an external cavity containing reproductive cells in algae (as of the genus Fucus)

First Known Use of conceptacle

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conceptacle

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

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