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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)
Variant(s):

  • calix

Related term(s):

  • calyx-tube
  • kidney calyx


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