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calyculate

[ kuh-lik-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ kəˈlɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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adjective Botany.
of or resembling a calyculus.
having a calyculus.
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Origin of calyculate

First recorded in 1680–90; calycul(us) + -ate1
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How to use calyculate in a sentence

  • Calyculate, furnished with an outer accessory calyx (calyculus) or set of bracts looking like a calyx, as in true Pinks.

  • Calyculate: applied to antennae, whose cup-shaped joints are so arranged as to fit one into the other.

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