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One of many specialized hollow chambers containing reproductive structures that appear as dark, dotlike bodies on the surface of receptacles in certain algae and fungi.
[Latin conceptāculum, receptacle, from conceptus, past participle of concipere, to conceive; see conceive.]
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(Biology) a flask-shaped cavity containing the reproductive organs in some algae and fungi
[C17: from Latin conceptāculum receptacle, from concipere to receive, conceive]
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