n.; pl. -li [Gr. dim. kalyx, cup]
1. Any cup-shaped structure; calycle.
2. (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa)
A cavity of a coral containing the polyps.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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