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Meaning of cupule

cu•pule

Pronunciation: (ky'pyl), [key]
— n.
    1. a cup-shaped whorl of hardened, cohering bracts, as in the acorn. See illus. underacorn.
    2. a cup-shaped outgrowth of the thallus of certain liverworts.
    3. the apothecium of a cup fungus.
  1. a small cup-shaped sucker or similar organ or part.
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