Renal calyses

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noun, singular: renal calyx

Funnel-shaped structures permitting the flow of the urine from the ducts of the renal pyramids to the renal pelvis


Renal calyses are of two types:

When two or more major calyses combine, the renal pelvis is formed.
Thus, the diagrammatic flow of urine from the ducts to the renal pelvis is as follows:
papillary ducts (of renal papillae) → minor calyses → major calyses → renal pelvis

Also called:

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