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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calycle 
  n  1:  a  group  of  bracts  simulating  a  calyx  as  in  a  carnation  or 
  hibiscus  [syn:  {epicalyx},  {false  calyx},  {calyculus}] 
  2:  a  small  cup-shaped  structure  (as  a  taste  bud  or  optic  cup  or 
  cavity  of  a  coral  containing  a  polyp)  [syn:  {calyculus},  {caliculus}] 




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