from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a calyx.
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- adj. Resembling or relating to a calyx.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, pertaining to a calyx; situated on a calyx.
- In zoology: Resembling the calyx of a plant.
- Specifically, in crinoids, of or pertaining to the calyx: as, calycine perisome.
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- adj. of or relating to or resembling a calyx
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With reference to _Mussaenda_, C. Morren held the view that the petal-like sepal was really a bract adherent to the calyx, and incorporating with itself one of the calycine lobes -- "soudée au calice et ayant dévorée, en englobant dans sa propre masse, un lobe calicinal."
Botanical Society of France, 'p. 73, says that when the case is one of prolification the lower fruit is larger and is formed of a fleshy mass; moreover, the line of demarcation between the fruits is more distinct, and there are traces of the seed-bearing cavity in the interior, and of calycine lobes at the top.
Here, however, a case recorded by M.J. E. Planchon may be alluded to  wherein a quince fruit (_Cydonia_) was surmounted by five leaves, the surface of the pome being marked by as many prominences, which apparently corresponded to the five stalks of the calycine leaves.
From this it will be seen that six of the calycine ribs divide into three branches, one prolonged upwards as a lateral or median rib into the carpellary leaf, the other running horizontally to join with similar branches sent out from the neighbouring rib; the four intermediate calycine ribs divide into two branches only, which join the side branches of the first mentioned, but have no direct upward prolongation into the carpel.
It will be remembered that in some of the _Cinchonaceæ_, e.g. _Mussænda_, _Pinckneya_, _Calycophyllum_, one or more of the calycine lobes are normally dilated and petaloid, the others remaining small and comparatively inconspicuous.
The lower line of figures represents the calycine ribs, the middle row shows how each of these ribs is divided at the vascular rim, and the uppermost row shows their distribution above the rim.
_Pedicularis_, where the venation is clearly laminar, the tubular portion is distinctly calycine.
Supposing this view to be correct, the inner calyx-like whorl might be considered either as a repetition of the calycine whorl, or it might be inferred that the corolla was present in the guise of a second calyx.
 This distinction between laminar and vaginal venation is well seen in cases like _Mussaenda_, _Calycophyllum_, or _Dipterocarpus_, where the enlarged calycine segment has a strictly vaginal arrangement of its veins, very different from that which occurs in the true leaf-blades.
Of or on the calyx: as calycine fcales — calycine thorns.
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