calyculus

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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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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