calycle


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calycle

(ˈkælɪkəl) or

calicle

;

calyculus

(kəˈlɪkjʊləs)
n
1. (Zoology) zoology a cup-shaped structure, as in the coral skeleton
2. (Botany) botany another name for epicalyx
[C18: from Latin, diminutive of calyx]
calycular adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calycle - a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscuscalycle - a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus
bract - a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence
2.calycle - a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)
optic cup, eyecup - (embryology) a two-walled cuplike depression that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"