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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

conceptus (plural conceptuses or concepti or conceptūs)

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

ReferencesEdit

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


LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

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

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

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 2Edit

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

NounEdit

conceptus m (genitive conceptūs); fourth declension

  1. conception
  2. embryo, fetus
  3. cistern
DeclensionEdit

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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