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exciple

[ek-suh-puh l] /ˈɛk sə pəl/
noun, Mycology
1.
(in certain lichens) the rim or outer covering of the apothecium.
Also, excipule
[ek-suh-pyool] /ˈɛk səˌpyul/ (Show IPA),
excipulum.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; see excipulum
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