Calyx Ca"lyx (k[=a]"l[i^]ks; 277), n.; pl. E. {Calyxes} (k[=a]"l[i^]ks*[e^]z), L. {Calyces} (k[a^]l"[i^]*s[=e]z). [L. calyx, -ycis, fr. Gr. ka`lyx husk, shell, calyx, from the root of kaly`ptein to cover, conceal. Cf. {Chalice Helmet}.] 1. (Bot.) The covering of a flower. See {Flower}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The calyx is usually green and foliaceous, but becomes delicate and petaloid in such flowers as the anemone and the four-o'clock. Each leaf of the calyx is called a sepal. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) A cuplike division of the pelvis of the kidney, which surrounds one or more of the renal papill[ae]. [1913 Webster]

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  • calyces — [kā′lə sēz΄, kal′əsēz΄] n. alt. pl. of CALYX …   English World dictionary

  • calyces — Plural of calyx. * * * calyces pl of CALYX * * * ca·ly·ces (kaґlĭ sēz) plural of calyx …   Medical dictionary

  • calyces — /kal euh seez , kay leuh /, n. a pl. of calyx. * * * …   Universalium

  • Calyces — Ca|ly|ces 〈Pl. von〉 Calyx …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Calyces — Ca|ly|ces [ kalytse:s]: Plur. von ↑Calyx …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • calyces — ca·lyx || keɪlɪks n. protective outer layer of leaves on a bud (Botany); cup like part of the kidneys (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calyces — cal•y•ces [[t]ˈkæl əˌsiz, ˈkeɪ lə [/t]] n. anat. bot zool. a pl. of calyx …   From formal English to slang

  • calyces — /ˈkæləsiz/ (say kaluhseez), /ˈkeɪ / (say kay ) plural noun a plural of calyx …   Australian English dictionary

  • calyces — plural of calyx * * * /kal euh seez , kay leuh /, n. a pl. of calyx …   Useful english dictionary

  • Чашка (Catyx, Множ. Calyces) — чашеобразная анатомическая структура, например, разветвления почечной лоханки. Моча попадает в мочеточник из почечной лоханки. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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