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calyculus

[kuh-lik-yuh-luh s] /kəˈlɪk yə ləs/
noun, plural calyculi
[kuh-lik-yuh-lahy] /kəˈlɪk yəˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA)
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-kuh l] /ˈkæl ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Latin, equivalent to calyc- (stem of calyx calyx) + -ulus -ule
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British Dictionary definitions for calyculus

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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