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calicle

[kal-i-kuh l] /ˈkæl ɪ kəl/
noun
1.
a cuplike depression or formation, as in corals.
2.
Botany, Zoology, calyculus.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin caliculus small cup, equivalent to calic- (stem of calix; see calix) cup + -ulus -ule
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  • Zone of infilling at the base of a calicle, viewed by fluorescence microscopy.
British Dictionary definitions for calicle

calicle

/ˈkælɪkəl/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of calycle
Derived Forms
calicular (kəˈlɪkjʊlə) adjective

calycle

/ˈkælɪkəl/
noun
1.
(zoology) a cup-shaped structure, as in the coral skeleton
2.
(botany) another name for epicalyx
Derived Forms
calycular (kəˈlɪkjʊlə) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, diminutive of calyx
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