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Calyx

Definition

noun, plural: calyxes or calyces or calices

(anatomy) Funnel-shaped structures that act as passageway of urine from the papillary ducts to the renal pelvis

(zoology) Any animal structure or body part resembling a cup

(botany) Collective term for the sepals of a flower


Supplement

Word origin: Latin calyx, from Ancient Greek kalux (case of a bud, husk)

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  • calix

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Structure of flower

... Part of flower stalk bearing the floral organs, at base of flower. Sepal Leaf-like structures at flower base, protects young flower bud. Calyx All the sepals together form the calyx. Petal Located in and above the sepals, often large and colourful, sometimes scented, sometimes producing ...

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by snowfall
Thu May 30, 2013 5:29 pm
 
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Structure of flower

... Defnation of flower:- it is highly evolved shoot specially designed for sexual reproduction. a typical flower contain four floral whorls viz. 1.calyx 2.corolla 3.androceium 4.gynoecium 1. calyx:- it is outermost whorl of flower. the individual members of calyx is called sepals. when sepals are ...

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by zodesujit
Sun May 19, 2013 5:46 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Structure of flower
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