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epicalyx

[ep-i-key-liks, -kal-iks] /ˌɛp ɪˈkeɪ lɪks, -ˈkæl ɪks/
noun, plural epicalyxes, epicalyces
[ep-i-key-luh-seez, -kal-uh-] /ˌɛp ɪˈkeɪ ləˌsiz, -ˈkæl ə-/ (Show IPA).
Botany
1.
an involucre resembling an outer calyx, as in the mallow.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; epi- + calyx
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epicalyx

/ˌɛpɪˈkeɪlɪks; -ˈkæl-/
noun (pl) -lyxes, -lyces (-lɪˌsiːz)
1.
(botany) a series of small sepal-like bracts forming an outer calyx beneath the true calyx in some flowers
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