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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


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


  • calix

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