from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any cup-shaped depression
  • n. a calyculus

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, same as calycle, 2.


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