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calyx

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noun ca·lyx \ˈkā-liks also ˈka-\

Definition of calyx

plural

calyxes

or

calyces

play \ˈkā-lə-ˌsēz also ˈka-\
  1. 1 :  the usually green outer whorl of a flower consisting of sepals

  2. 2 :  a cuplike animal structure (as the body wall of a crinoid)



Origin and Etymology of calyx

Latin calyc-, calyx, from Greek kalyx — more at chalice


First Known Use: 1693


CALYX Defined for Kids

calyx

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noun ca·lyx \ˈkā-liks\

Definition of calyx for Students

plural

calyxes

or

calyces

\-lə-ˌsēz\
  1. :  the usually green outer part of a flower consisting of sepals




Medical Dictionary

calyx

noun ca·lyx

Medical Definition of calyx

plural

calyxes

or

calyces

\ˈkā-lə-ˌsēz also ˈkal-ə-\play also

calices

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



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Variants of calyx

also

calix

\ˈkā-liks also ˈkal-iks\play play

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