calyx

EnglishEdit

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The parts numbered 8., 14., and 15. are called calyx.
Calyx—petals of a flower.

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

calyx (plural calyces or calyxes)

  1. (anatomy) A cup-like structure in the mammalian kidney.
  2. (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).
  3. (zoology) The crown of a crinoid.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

calyx m (genitive calycis); 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.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

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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ReferencesEdit

  • calyx in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 15:05