incept

verb
in·cept | \ə̇nˈsept\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of incept 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 archaic : begin, commence, undertake

2 [ influenced in meaning by Latin capere to take ] : to take in: such as

a : ingest phagocytes incepting foreign particles

b : to receive as a member

intransitive verb

: to obtain an advanced degree and therewith the right to teach or practice a learned profession now used only at Cambridge University

incept

noun
in·cept | \ˈinˌsept\
plural incepts

Definition of incept (Entry 2 of 2)

: anlage

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Latin inceptus, past participle of incipere

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