Definición de receptacle en inglés:


Saltos de línea: re|cep|tacle
Pronunciación: /rɪˈsɛptək(ə)l


  • 2North American An electrical socket.
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    • In new home construction, plan to locate an electrical receptacle and coaxial cable and speaker cable outlets behind the TV.
    • Be sure ground fault circuit interrupters are specified for all electrical receptacles.
    • Also measure and locate windows and doors, as well as outside faucets, lights, and electrical receptacles.
  • 3chiefly Zoology An organ or structure which receives a secretion, eggs, sperm, etc..
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    • Females mate with multiple males and store the collection of sperm in the seminal receptacle and the paired spermathecae for later use in fertilizing eggs.
    • If all goes well, the male lobster soon embraces his mate firmly, assumes a posture suggestive of the missionary position, and deposits his sperm inside an egg receptacle near her tail.
    • During copulation, he deposits sperm into her sperm receptacle and places a plug in it, perhaps to retain his sperm or prevent other males from mating with her.
  • 4 Botany An enlarged area at the apex of a stem on which the parts of a flower or the florets of a flower head are inserted.
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    • The strawberry you eat isn't really a fruit at all, but the enlarged receptacle of the flower - a member of the rose family.
    • Deer remove the whole flower or the full complement of follicles plus the receptacle, leaving only the cut pedicel.
    • Petal length was measured as the length of the petal from its apex to its adaxial junction with the receptacle.
  • 4.1A structure supporting the sexual organs in some algae, mosses, and liverworts.
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    • The receptacle remains on the thallus surface until the receptacle's sporophytes approach maturity.
    • Just beneath the surface of receptacles are spherical cavities called conceptacles where gametes are produced.


late Middle English: from Latin receptaculum, from receptare 'receive back', frequentative of recipere (see receive).

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