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1. The protective cap or hood covering the spore case of a moss or related plant.
2. A similar hoodlike or caplike structure, such as a root cap.
[Medieval Latin, from Greek kaluptra, veil, from kaluptein, to cover; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]
ca·lyp′trate′ (-trāt′) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||calyptrate - having calypters|
|2.||calyptrate - having a calyptra|
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