conceptus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cōncipō (to take hold of, to receive), from Latin capiō (to capture)

Noun[edit]

conceptus (plural conceptuses)

  1. The fetus or embryo, including all the surrounding tissues protecting and nourishing it during pregnancy.

References[edit]

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of concipiō

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

conceptus m (feminine concepta, neuter conceptum); first/second declension

  1. received, caught
  2. derived from
  3. contained, held
  4. adopted
  5. conceived

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative conceptus concepta conceptum conceptī conceptae concepta
genitive conceptī conceptae conceptī conceptōrum conceptārum conceptōrum
dative conceptō conceptae conceptō conceptīs conceptīs conceptīs
accusative conceptum conceptam conceptum conceptōs conceptās concepta
ablative conceptō conceptā conceptō conceptīs conceptīs conceptīs
vocative concepte concepta conceptum conceptī conceptae concepta

Noun[edit]

conceptus m (genitive conceptūs); fourth declension

  1. conception
  2. embryo, fetus
  3. cistern

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative conceptus conceptūs
genitive conceptūs conceptuum
dative conceptuī conceptibus
accusative conceptum conceptūs
ablative conceptū conceptibus
vocative conceptus conceptūs

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