• IPA: /ˈkæ.lɪks/, /ˈkeɪ.lɪks/

calyx (plural calyces)

  1. (botany) The outermost whorl of flower parts, comprising the sepals, which covers and protects the petals as they develop.
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  2. (zoology, anatomy) Any of various cup-like structures.
    1. A chamber in the mammalian kidney through which urine passes.
    2. The crown containing the viscera of crinoids and similar echinoderms, entoprocts, and the polyps of some cnidarians.
    3. A funnel-shaped expansion of the vas deferens or oviduct of insects.
    4. A flattened cap of neuropil in the brain of insects.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: cálice
  • Russian: чашеви́дная по́лость

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