scybalum scyb·a·lum (sĭb’ə-ləm)
n. pl. scyb·a·la (-lə)
A hard round mass of inspissated feces.
- Scylla and charybdis
Scylla and Charybdis [(sil-uh; kuh-rib-dis)] In classical mythology, Scylla was a horrible six-headed monster who lived on a rock on one side of a narrow strait. Charybdis was a whirlpool on the other side. When ships passed close to Scylla’s rock in order to avoid Charybdis, she would seize and devour their sailors. Aeneas, Jason, […]
adjective 1. being in the shape of a cup; cup-shaped.
1. a combining form representing scyphus, in compound words: scyphiform.
adjective, Botany. 1. shaped like a cup or goblet. adjective 1. shaped like a cup or goblet: a scyphiform cell