calicle calyculus (kəˈlɪkjʊləs)
/ (ˈkælɪkəl) /
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zoology a cup-shaped structure, as in the coral skeleton
botany another name for epicalyx
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Derived forms of calyclecalycular (kəˈlɪkjʊlə), adjective
Word Origin for calycle
C18: from Latin, diminutive of calyx
Words nearby calycle
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How to use calycle in a sentence
This protecting calycle is wanting round the heads of the Tubularians, though their stems are surrounded by a sheath.Seaside Studies in Natural History|Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz
Cal′ycled, having a calycle; Cal′ycoid, Calycoi′deous, like a calyx.