- Zoology. Also caliculus. a structure shaped like a cup.
- Botany. a set of bracts resembling an outer calyx.
Origin of calyculus
Also called cal·y·cle [kal-i-kuh l] /ˈkæl ɪ kəl/.
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Examples from the Web for calyculus
The outer membrane of the calyculus is by no means always absent.
It differs from all other American forms, so far described, in the peculiar development of the calyculus.
The colors are obscure, but the striations on the calyculus are violet-tinted, and the reds perhaps predominate elsewhere.
This common species is well marked both by its color and by the delicate attachment of the capillitium to the calyculus.
Sporangium ovoid, more or less elongated; the calyculus small, plicate-sulcate.