Calicle
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}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • calicle — [kal′i kəl] n. CALYCULUS …   English World dictionary

  • calicle — see calycle …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • calicle — /kal i keuhl/, n. 1. a cuplike depression or formation, as in corals. 2. Bot., Zool. calyculus. [1840 50; < L caliculus small cup, equiv. to calic (s. of calix; see CALIX) cup + ulus ULE] * * * …   Universalium

  • calicle — noun a) any cup shaped depression b) a calyculus …   Wiktionary

  • calicle — ca|li|cle Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • calicle — cal·i·cle …   English syllables

  • calicle — /ˈkælɪkəl/ (say kalikuhl) noun a cuplike depression or formation, as in corals. {Latin caliculus, diminutive of calix cup} …   Australian English dictionary

  • calicle — ˈkalə̇kəl noun ( s) Etymology: Latin caliculus, diminutive of calic , calix cup : calyculus …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Theca — The ca, n.; pl. {Thec[ae]}. [L., fr. Gr. ? a case to put anything in. See {Tick} a cover.] 1. A sheath; a case; as, the theca, or cell, of an anther; the theca, or spore case, of a fungus; the theca of the spinal cord. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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