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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  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calycle — [kā′li kəl] n. 〚see CALYCULUS〛 EPICALYX * * * …   Universalium

  • calycle — [kā′li kəl] n. [see CALYCULUS] EPICALYX …   English World dictionary

  • calycle — n. [Gr. kalyx, cup] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) A small cap on the umbones. 2. (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa) The theca of hydroids …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • calycle — cal·y·cle kal i kəl n CALYCULUS …   Medical dictionary

  • calycle — n. small leaves around the base of a flower (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calycle — ca·ly·cle …   English syllables

  • calycle — /ˈkæləkəl/ (say kaluhkuhl) noun a set of bracts resembling an outer calyx. {Latin calyculus, diminutive of calyx calyx} …   Australian English dictionary

  • calycle — noun 1. a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus • Syn: ↑epicalyx, ↑false calyx, ↑calyculus • Hypernyms: ↑bract 2. a small cup shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp) • Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • calycle, calyculus — SYN: caliculus …   Medical dictionary

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