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 (kā′lĭ-sīn′, -sĭn, kăl′ĭ-)
Of, relating to, or resembling a calyx.
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(ˈkælɪˌsaɪn) ,




(Botany) relating to, belonging to, or resembling a calyx
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(ˈkæl ə sɪn, -ˌsaɪn)

also ca•lyc•i•nal

(kəˈlɪs ə nl)

of or resembling a calyx.
[1810–20; < Latin calyc-, s. of calyx calyx + -ine1]
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Adj.1.calycine - of or relating to or resembling a calyx
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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Leaf and calycine colleters in Odontadenia lutea (Apocynaceae - Apocynoideae - Odontadenieae): their structure and histochemistry.
Leaf and calycine colleters in Odontadenia lutea (Apocynaceae-- Apocynoideae--Odontadenieae): their structure and histochemistry.
Calycine colleters of seven species of Apocynaceae (Apocynoideae) from Brazil.
Calycine colleters absent; corolla salveriform or somewhat funnelform in Haplophyton; corolla-lobe aestivation either sinistrorse or dextrorse; corona absent; style head with or without a basal collar; ovary apocarpous or rarely syncarpous; disc absent, adnate, or inconspicuous.