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Latin calyx, from Ancient Greek κάλυξ (kalux), case of a bud, husk).

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Calyx

Plural
calyces or calyxes

Calyx (plural calyces or calyxes)
  1. (anatomy) A cup-like structure in the mammalian kidney.
  2. (botany) Collective term for the sepals of a flower, i.e. the outermost whorl of flower parts, when this is not the same in appearance as the next such whorl (the corolla).
  3. (zoology) The crown of a crinoid.

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From Ancient Greek κάλυξ (kalux), case of a bud, husk).

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calyx (genitive calycis); m, third declension

  1. The bud, cup, or calyx of a flower or nut.
  2. A plant of two kinds, resembling the arum, perhaps the monk's hood.
  3. (by extension) The shell of fruits, pericarp.
  4. (by extension) An eggshell.

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Number Singular Plural
nominative calyx calycēs
genitive calycis calycum
dative calycī calycibus
accusative calycem calycēs
ablative calyce calycibus
vocative calyx calycēs

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  • Calyx” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

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