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Definitions of calyx

  1. (boany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. The covering of a flower. See Flower. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A cuplike division of the pelvis of the kidney, which surrounds one or more of the renal papillae. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The circle of small leaves beneath the petals of a flower. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. 1. The outer leaflets forming the perianth of a flower. 2. Infundibulum; one of the branches or recesses of the pelvis of the kidney into which the orifices of the Malpighian pyramids project. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. Singular of calices. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  8. The outermost series of leaves of a flower. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A cup shaped part or organ. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The outer covering of a flower. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. In bot., the envelope or outer covering of a flower. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Calyces. The outer whorl of floral leaves; the cup-like portion of the pelvis of the kidney; the theca of certain Hydroids, the cup-like body of the Crinoids. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  13. [Greek] The outer whorl of floral leaves; cup-like portion of pelvis of kidney; theca of certain hydroids; cuplike body of crinoids; cup or head of pedunculate bodies in insects. na
  14. CALIX, kal'iks, or k[=a]'liks, n. the outer covering or cup of a flower, its separate leaves termed sepals:--pl. CALYCES, or CALYXES.--adjs. CAL'YCATE, having a calyx; CALYC[=I]F'EROUS, bearing the calyx; CALYCIFL[=O]'RAL, CALYCIFL[=O]'RATE, CALYCIFL[=O]'ROUS, having the petals and stamens borne upon the calyx; CALYC'IFORM, having the form of a calyx; CAL'YCINE, CALYC'INAL, pertaining to a calyx.--n. CAL'YCLE, an accessory calyx outside the true one.--adjs. CAL'YCLED, having a calycle; CAL'YCOID, CALYCOI'DEOUS, like a calyx. [L.,--Gr. kalyx--kalyptein, to cover.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. (Bot.) whorl of leaves (SEPAL) forming outer case of bud (for derivatives see CALYC-); (Physiol. & Biol.) =CALIX. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. Any one of the cup-like divisions of a renal pelvis. American pocket medical dictionary.
  17. See calix Appleton's medical dictionary.
  18. [L. the cup of a flower.] The external envelope of a flower. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  19. n. [Greek] The outer covering or leaf-like envelope of a flower. Cabinet Dictionary

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