calyx


ca·lyx

noun \ˈkā-liks also ˈka-\
plural ca·lyx·es or ca·ly·ces \ˈkā-lə-ˌsēz also ˈka-\

Definition of CALYX

1
:  the usually green outer whorl of a flower consisting of sepals
2
:  a cuplike animal structure (as the body wall of a crinoid)

Origin of CALYX

Latin calyc-, calyx, from Greek kalyx — more at chalice
First Known Use: 1693

ca·lyx

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural ca·lyx·es or ca·ly·ces \ˈkā-lə-ˌsēz also ˈkal-ə-\ also ca·li·ces

Medical Definition of CALYX

: a cuplike division of the renal pelvis surrounding one or more renal papillae

Variants of CALYX

ca·lyx also ca·lix \ˈkā-liks also ˈkal-iks\

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