Calyx

Ca"lyx

(k"lks; 277), n.;
pl. E. Calyxes (k"lks*z), L. Calyces (kl"*sz).
[L. calyx, -ycis, fr. Gr. ka`lyx husk, shell, calyx, from the root of kaly`ptein to cover, conceal. Cf. Chalice Helmet.] 1. (Bot.) The covering of a flower. See Flower.
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The calyx is usually green and foliaceous, but becomes delicate and petaloid in such flowers as the anemone and the four-o'clock. Each leaf of the calyx is called a sepal.
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2. (Anat.) A cuplike division of the pelvis of the kidney, which surrounds one or more of the renal papill.
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