a plural of calyx.
Botany. the outermost group of floral parts; the sepals.
Anatomy, Zoology. a cuplike part.
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a plural of calyx
noun (pl) calyxes, calyces (ˈkælɪˌsiːz; ˈkeɪlɪ-)
the sepals of a flower collectively, forming the outer floral envelope that protects the developing flower bud Compare corolla
any cup-shaped cavity or structure, esp any of the divisions of the human kidney (renal calyx) that form the renal pelvis
The sepals of a flower considered as a group. The calyx is the outermost whorl of a flower. See more at sepal.
shaped like a calyx. Historical Examples The New Stone Age in Northern Europe John M. Tyler The New Stone Age in Northern Europe John M. Tyler
pertaining to or resembling a calyx. adjective relating to, belonging to, or resembling a calyx
Zoology. Also, caliculus. a structure shaped like a cup. Botany. a set of bracts resembling an outer calyx. Historical Examples Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various noun (zoology) a cup-shaped structure, as in the coral skeleton (botany) another name for epicalyx
Zoology. Also, caliculus. a structure shaped like a cup. Botany. a set of bracts resembling an outer calyx. Historical Examples The Elements of Botany Asa Gray The North American Slime-Moulds Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride The North American Slime-Moulds Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio A. P. Morgan The […]