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epicalyx

[ ep-i-key-liks, -kal-iks ]
/ 藢蓻p 瑟藞ke瑟 l瑟ks, -藞k忙l 瑟ks /
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noun, plural ep路i路ca路lyx路es, ep路i路ca路ly路ces [ep-i-key-luh-seez, -kal-uh-]. /藢蓻p 瑟藞ke瑟 l蓹藢siz, -藞k忙l 蓹-/. Botany.
an involucre resembling an outer calyx, as in the mallow.
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Origin of epicalyx

First recorded in 1865鈥70; epi- + calyx
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British Dictionary definitions for epicalyx

epicalyx
/ (藢蓻p瑟藞ke瑟l瑟ks, -藞k忙l-) /

noun plural -lyxes or -lyces (-l瑟藢si藧z)
botany a series of small sepal-like bracts forming an outer calyx beneath the true calyx in some flowers
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