What does calyptra mean?

calyptra meaning in General Dictionary

somewhat bonnet or veil resembling an extinguisher in type and place addressing each one of the tiny flasklike capsules which contain the spores of mosses additionally any comparable addressing human body

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  • the hood or limit within the calyx of particular plants: e.g., the Ca poppy
  • just a little hood or veil, resembling an extinguisher in type and position, covering each of the small flasklike capsules which support the spores of mosses; also, any comparable addressing human body.

Sentence Examples with the word calyptra

If not preserved in an envelope the calyptra and operculum are very apt to fall off and become lost.

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