Con*cep"ta*cle (?), n. [L. conceptaculum, fr. concipere to receive. See Conceive.]

1.

That in which anything is contained; a vessel; a receiver or receptacle.

[Obs.]

Woodward.

2. Bot. (a)

A pericarp, opening longitudinally on one side and having the seeds loose in it; a follicle; a double follicle or pair of follicles.

(b)

One of the cases containing the spores, etc., of flowerless plants, especially of algae.

 

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