Exciple

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Exciple (Bot) The outer part of the fructification of most lichens.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exciple In lichenology, the margin of the apothecium. See cut under apothecium.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. excipulum, fr. L. excipere,. See Except

Usage

In literature:

Exciple soft, usually light colored.
"Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6" by Bruce Fink and Leafy J. Corrington
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