calyx

noun ca·lyx \ ˈkā-liks also ˈka- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of calyx

plural calyxes or calyces play \ˈkā-lə-ˌsēz also ˈka-\
1 : the usually green outer whorl of a flower consisting of separate or fused sepals
2 : a cuplike division of the renal pelvis surrounding one or more renal papillae
3 : a cup-shaped animal structure (such as the body wall of a crinoid)

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Origin and Etymology of calyx

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


CALYX Defined for Kids

calyx

noun ca·lyx \ ˈkā-liks \

Definition of calyx for Students

plural calyxes or calyces \-lə-ˌsēz\
: the usually green outer part of a flower consisting of sepals

Medical Dictionary

calyx

noun ca·lyx
variants: also calix \ˈkā-liks also ˈkal-iks\

medical Definition of calyx

plural calyxes or calyces \ˈkā-lə-ˌsēz also ˈkal-ə-\ also calices
: a cuplike division of the renal pelvis surrounding one or more renal papillae

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