calyx

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

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

Inflection[edit]

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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References[edit]

  • calyx in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879