calices

[kal-uh-seez]
noun
plural of calix.
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calix

[key-liks, kal-iks]
noun, plural calices [kal-i-seez] .

Origin:
< Latin; see chalice

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calices (ˈkælɪˌsiːz)
 
n
the plural of calix

calix (ˈkeɪlɪks, ˈkæ-)
 
n , pl calices
a cup; chalice
 
[C18: from Latin: chalice]

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calix ca·lix or ca·lyx (kā'lĭks, kāl'ĭks)
n. pl. ca·li·ces or ca·ly·ces (kā'lĭ-sēz', kāl'ĭ-)

  1. A flower-shaped or funnel-shaped structure.

  2. Any of the branches or recesses of the pelvis of the kidney into which the orifices of the malpighian renal pyramids project.

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Calices are found on the upper surface of the coral between the papillae.
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