exciple (plural exciples)
- (lichenology & mycology) The outer part of an apothecium of those ascomycete fungi which have that sort of fructification. Most lichens come into that category.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for exciple in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)