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calyx

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noun ca·lyx \ˈkā-liks also ˈka-\

Definition of calyx

plural ca·lyx·es or ca·ly·ces 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 of calyx

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


First Known Use: 1693


Medical Dictionary

calyx

noun ca·lyx

Medical Definition of calyx

plural ca·lyx·es or ca·ly·ces \ˈkā-lə-ˌsēz also ˈkal-ə-\play also ca·li·ces

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



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

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