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Definition of calycle
calycleCalicle 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.] CalycleCalycle 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
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