Calyptra Ca*lyp"tra (k[.a]*l[i^]p"tr[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. kaly`ptra a covering for the head, fr. kaly`ptein to cover.] (Bot.) A little hood or veil, resembling an extinguisher in form and position, covering each of the small flasklike capsules which contain the spores of mosses; also, any similar covering body. [1913 Webster]

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  • calyptra — [kə lip′trə] n. [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.… …   English World dictionary

  • Calyptra — In bryophytes, the calyptra is an enlarged archegonia venter that protects the capsule. This cap is lost at maturity. In flowering plants, the calyptra is a covering tissue for stamens and carpels. The name is also used for the capping tissue of… …   Wikipedia

  • calyptra — noun In bryophytes, a thin, hood like tissue that forms from the archegonium and covers the developing sporophyte. (b) sporophyte with foot reduced, the entire sporophyte enveloped by the calyptra, which is ± stipitate at the base …   Wiktionary

  • calyptra — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kalyptra veil, from kalyptein to cover more at hell Date: circa 1753 a hoodlike structure in a plant; especially haploid tissue forming a membranous hood over the capsule in a moss …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Calyptra — Kalyptra ist ein Begriff aus der Botanik. Kleistokarper Sporophyt von Physcomitrella patens. Die Kalyptra sitzt der braunen Sporenkapsel auf. Der bräunlich gefärbte Archegonienhals ist zu erkennen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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