calyculi

calyculus

[kuh-lik-yuh-luhs]
noun, plural calyculi [kuh-lik-yuh-lahy] .
1.
Zoology. Also, caliculus. a structure shaped like a cup.
2.
Botany. a set of bracts resembling an outer calyx.
Also called calycle [kal-i-kuhl] .


Origin:
< Latin, equivalent to calyc- (stem of calyx calyx) + -ulus -ule

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calyculus

noun
1. a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus [syn: epicalyx
2. a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp) 
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