exciple

noun
ex·ci·ple | \ˈeksəpəl\
variants: or less commonly excipule \-ˌpyül \
plural -s

Definition of exciple 

: a saucer-shaped rim around the hymenium of various lichens formed (1) from the hypothecium or (2) from the upper layer of the thallus

called also respectively 1proper exciple, 2thalloid exciple

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History and Etymology for exciple

New Latin excipulum, from Latin, a kind of vessel, from excipere

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