ca·lyx (kālĭks, kălĭks)
n. pl. ca·ly·ces (kālĭ-sēz′, kălĭ-) also ca·lyx·es
1. Botany The outermost part of a flower, consisting of the sepals.
2. Anatomy A cuplike structure, such as the collecting structures into which the pelvis of the kidney is divided.
3. Ecclesiastical A calix.
[Latin calyx, calyc-, from Greek kalux.]
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