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re·cep·ta·cle / riˈseptikəl/ • n. 1. an object or space used to contain something: trash receptacles. ∎  chiefly Zool. an organ or structure that receives a secretion, eggs, sperm, etc. ∎  an electrical outlet into which the plug of an electrical device may be inserted. 2. Bot. an enlarged area at the apex of a stem that bears the organs of a flower or the florets of a flowerhead. ∎  a structure supporting the sexual organs in some algae, mosses, and liverworts.

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receptacle
1. (thalamus or torus) The tip of a flower stalk, which bears the petals, sepals, stamens, and carpels. The way the receptacle develops determines the position of the flower parts. It can be dilated and dome-shaped, saucer-shaped, or hollow and enclosing the gynoecium (see epigyny; hypogyny; perigyny). In some plants it may become part of the fruit (see pseudocarp).

2. A swollen part of the thallus of some algae, e.g. Fucus, that bears the conceptacles in which the sex organs are situated.

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receptacle Biological structure that serves as a container for reproductive cells or organs in plants. In flowering plants, the receptacle is the enlarged end of a stalk to which the flower is attached. In ferns, it is the mass of tissue that forms the sporangium (the spore-bearing organ). In some seaweeds, it is the part that seasonally becomes swollen and carries the reproductive organs.

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receptacle
1. That part of the stem from which all the parts of the flower arise
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2. In Compositae, the flattened tip of the stem that bears the bracts and florets
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3. In thallophytes, one of the swellings at the tips of the branches of the thallus which mark the positions of the chambers (conceptacles) in which the reproductive organs develop.

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receptacle XV. — (O)F. réceptacle or L. receptāculum, f. receptāre receive, f. recept-, pp. stem of recipere RECEIVE.

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