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The calyx of a flower is usually green. Its parts are called sepals.
 
The parts numbered 8., 14., and 15. are called calyx.

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EtymologyEdit

Latin calyx, from Ancient Greek κάλυξ (kálux, case of a bud, husk). Doublet of chalice.

NounEdit

calyx (plural calyces or calyxes)

  1. (botany) The outermost whorl of flower parts, comprising the sepals, which covers and protects the petals as they develop.
  2. (zoology, anatomy) Any of various cup-like structures.
    1. A chamber in the mammalian kidney through which urine passes.
    2. The crown containing the viscera of crinoids and similar echinoderms, entoprocts, and the polyps of some cnidarians.
    3. A funnel-shaped expansion of the vas deferens or oviduct of insects.
    4. A flattened cap of neuropil in the brain of insects.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κάλυξ (kálux, 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.
  5. A fitting on a Roman pipe

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

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

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