epicalyx

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noun epi·ca·lyx \ˌe-pi-ˈkā-liks also -ˈka-liks\

Definition of epicalyx

  1. :  an involucre resembling the calyx but consisting of a whorl of bracts that is exterior to the calyx or results from the union of the sepal appendages

1870

First Known Use of epicalyx

1870


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