conceptus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

conceptus (plural conceptuses or concepti or conceptūs)

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

References[edit]

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fifth Edition.


Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect passive participle of concipiō (I receive, catch).

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

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

  1. received, caught
  2. derived from
  3. contained, held
  4. adopted
  5. conceived
Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

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 conceptō conceptīs
Accusative conceptum conceptam conceptum conceptōs conceptās concepta
Ablative conceptō conceptā conceptō conceptīs
Vocative concepte concepta conceptum conceptī conceptae concepta

Etymology 2[edit]

From concipiō (I receive, catch) +‎ -tus (forms nouns from verbs, usually signifying the result of an action).

Noun[edit]

conceptus m (genitive conceptūs); fourth declension

  1. conception
  2. embryo, fetus
  3. cistern
Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative conceptus conceptūs
Genitive conceptūs conceptuum
Dative conceptuī conceptibus
Accusative conceptum conceptūs
Ablative conceptū conceptibus
Vocative conceptus conceptūs
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