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From Ancient Greek καλύπτρα (kalúptra, “covering or veiling”).
calyptra (plural calyptras or calyptrae)
- (botany) In bryophytes, a thin, hood of tissue that forms from the archegonium and covers the developing sporophyte and is shed as it ripens.
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 4:
- (b) sporophyte with foot reduced, the entire sporophyte enveloped by the calyptra, which is ± stipitate at the base.
- (botany) any cap-like covering of a flower or fruit, such as the operculum over the unopened buds of Eucalyptus flowers
- (botany) Any of various coverings at the tips of structures, in the terminology of various authors; for example rootcaps and the apical cells of trichomes.
- (entomology) In flies such as the housefly, Musca, in the taxonomic order Diptera, zoological section Schizophora, subsection Calyptrata, the calyptra is a membranous rearward extension of the forewing; it covers the haltere.
thin, hood-like tissue
Borrowed from Ancient Greek κᾰλῠ́πτρᾱ (kalúptrā).
- (Classical) IPA(key): /kaˈlyp.tra/, [käˈlʲʏpt̪rä]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /kaˈlip.tra/, [käˈlipt̪rä]
calyptra f (genitive calyptrae); first declension
- “calyptra”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- calyptra in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
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