Latin calyx, from Ancient Greek κάλυξ (kalux, “case of a bud, husk”).
- (anatomy) A cup-like structure in the mammalian kidney.
- (botany) The outermost whorl of flower parts, comprising the sepals, when it is not the same in appearance as the next such whorl (the corolla).
- (zoology) The crown of a crinoid.
anatomy: structure in kidney
the sepals of a flower
From Ancient Greek κάλυξ (kalux, “case of a bud, husk”).
- The bud, cup, or calyx of a flower or nut.
- A plant of two kinds, resembling the arum, perhaps the monk's hood.
- (by extension) The shell of fruits, pericarp.
- (by extension) An eggshell.
- calyx in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879