calyptra [kə lip′trə]
[ModL < Gr kalyptra, covering for the head, veil < kalyptein, to conceal, cover: for IE base see CONCEAL]
1. the remains of the female sex organ, or archegonium, of a moss, forming the caplike covering of the spore case
2. any similar covering of a fruit or flower
calyptrate [kə lip′trāt΄]

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