Definition of calycle. Meaning of calycle. Synonyms of calycle

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Definition of calycle

Calicle Cal"i*cle, n. [L. caliculus a small cup, dim. of calicis, a cup. Cf Calycle.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of the small cuplike cavities, often with elevated borders, covering the surface of most corals. Each is formed by a polyp. (b) One of the cuplike structures inclosing the zooids of certain hydroids. See Campanularian. [Written also calycle. See Calycle.]
Calycle Cal"y*cle, n. [L. calyculus small flower bud, calyx, dim. of calyx. See Calyx, and cf. Calicle.] (Bot.) A row of small bracts, at the base of the calyx, on the outside.

Meaning of calycle from wikipedia

- Calyx or calyce (plural "calyces"), from the Latin calix which itself comes from the Ancient Gr**** κάλυξ (kálux) meaning "husk" or "pod", may refer to:...
- simple or branched, the pedicels long, naked; heads many-fl. radiate; inv. calycled with long, subulate bracteoles, glabrous or cobwebbed, of 20 or more, keeled...