calyculus

[ kuh-lik-yuh-luh s ]
/ kəˈlɪk yə ləs /

noun, plural ca·lyc·u·li [kuh-lik-yuh-lahy] /kəˈlɪk yəˌlaɪ/.

Zoology. Also caliculus. a structure shaped like a cup.
Botany. a set of bracts resembling an outer calyx.

Origin of calyculus

< Latin, equivalent to calyc- (stem of calyx calyx) + -ulus -ule
Also called cal·y·cle [kal-i-kuh l] /ˈkæl ɪ kəl/.
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