calycle

calicle calyculus (kəˈlɪkjʊləs)

/ (ˈkælɪkəl) /

noun

zoology a cup-shaped structure, as in the coral skeleton
botany another name for epicalyx

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Derived forms of calycle

calycular (kəˈlɪkjʊlə), adjective

Word Origin for calycle

C18: from Latin, diminutive of calyx
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