calicle

[ kal-i-kuh l ]
/ ˈkæl ɪ kəl /
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noun

a cuplike depression or formation, as in corals.
Botany, Zoology. calyculus.

Nearby words

  1. caliceal,
  2. calicectasis,
  3. calicectomy,
  4. calices,
  5. caliche,
  6. calico,
  7. calico bass,
  8. calico bug,
  9. calico bush,
  10. calico cat

Origin of calicle

1840–50; < Latin caliculus small cup, equivalent to calic- (stem of calix; see calix) cup + -ulus -ule

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British Dictionary definitions for calicle

calicle

/ (ˈkælɪkəl) /

noun

a variant spelling of calycle
Derived Formscalicular (kəˈlɪkjʊlə), adjective

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