epicalyx

[ ep-i-key-liks, -kal-iks ]

noun,plural ep·i·ca·lyx·es, ep·i·ca·ly·ces [ep-i-key-luh-seez, -kal-uh-]. /ˌɛp ɪˈkeɪ ləˌsiz, -ˈkæl ə-/. Botany.
  1. an involucre resembling an outer calyx, as in the mallow.

Origin of epicalyx

1
First recorded in 1865–70; epi- + calyx

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epicalyx

/ (ˌɛpɪˈkeɪlɪks, -ˈkæl-) /


nounplural -lyxes or -lyces (-lɪˌsiːz)
  1. botany a series of small sepal-like bracts forming an outer calyx beneath the true calyx in some flowers

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