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calicle


calicle


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.]