calicle

[kal-i-kuhl]
noun
1.
a cuplike depression or formation, as in corals.
2.
Botany, Zoology, calyculus.

Origin:
1840–50; < Latin caliculus small cup, equivalent to calic- (stem of calix; see calix) cup + -ulus -ule

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calicle (ˈkælɪkəl)
 
n
a variant spelling of calycle
 
calicular
 
adj

calycle, calicle or calyculus (ˈkælɪkəl, kəˈlɪkjʊləs)
 
n
1.  zoology a cup-shaped structure, as in the coral skeleton
2.  botany another name for epicalyx
 
[C18: from Latin, diminutive of calyx]
 
calicle, calicle or calyculus
 
n
 
[C18: from Latin, diminutive of calyx]
 
calyculus, calicle or calyculus
 
n
 
[C18: from Latin, diminutive of calyx]
 
calycular, calicle or calyculus
 
adj

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Zone of infilling at the base of a calicle, viewed by fluorescence microscopy.
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