adj. [Gr. kalyptos, covered; L. domus, house]
Pertains to nests, especially of social wasps, in which brood combs are surrounded by an envelope; see gymnodomous.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • gymnodomous — adj. [Gr. gymnos, bare; L. domus, house] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Pertaining to nests, especially of social wasps lacking an envelope; see calyptodomous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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