calyculus

[ kuh-lik-yuh-luhs ]
/ 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.

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Also called cal·y·cle [kal-i-kuhl]. /ˈkæl ɪ kəl/.

Origin of calyculus

<Latin, equivalent to calyc- (stem of calyxcalyx) + -ulus-ule
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