exciple

noun ex·ci·ple \ˈeksəpəl\
variants: less commonly

excipule

\-ˌpyül\

Definition of exciple

plural

-s

  1. :  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 proper exciple, (2) thalloid exciple

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Origin and Etymology of exciple

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


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