Calyculus definition

kə-lĭkyə-ləs
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(biology) A small cup-shaped structure.
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(botany) A group of small bracts that resembles a calyx.
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(anat., zool.) A small, cuplike part, as a taste bud, or a cuplike depression, as in a coral skeleton.
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(biology) A small cup-shaped structure.
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(botany) A group of small bracts that resembles a calyx.
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(zoology) Any cup-shaped structure.
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(botany) A group of bracts resembling an outer calyx.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
calyculus
Plural:
calyculi

Origin of calyculus

  • Latin diminutive of calyx calyc- calyx calyx

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition