Cauliculus

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cauliculus (Arch) In the Corinthian capital, one of the eight stalks rising out of the lower leafage and terminating in leaves which seem to support the volutes. See Illust. of Corinthian order, under Corinthian.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cauliculus In architecture, one of the lesser branches or leaves in the typical Corinthian capital, springing from the caules or main stalks which support the volutes. They are sometimes confounded with the main stalks from which they spring, or with the helices in the middle of the sides of the capital. Detail of Corinthian Capital. A, caulis; B, cauliculus. Also caulicolus, caulicole, and caulicule.
    • n cauliculus In botany, same as caulicle.
    • n cauliculus In insect anatomy, the larger of the two elements of the double stalk of the so-called mushroom bodies in the brain of certain insects. See mushroom *body.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cauliculus one of the slender stems springing from the caules or main stalks supporting the volutes in the Corinthian capital
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cauliculus, little stalk, dim. of caulis,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. caulis, a stalk.

Usage

In literature:

Cauliculus: the larger of the two stalks supporting the calyx of the mushroom body.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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