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calices

[kal-uh-seez] /ˈkæl əˌsiz/
noun
1.
plural of calix.

calix

[key-liks, kal-iks] /ˈkeɪ lɪks, ˈkæl ɪks/
noun, plural calices
[kal-i-seez] /ˈkæl ɪˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
cup.
Origin
< Latin; see chalice
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  • calices are found on the upper surface of the coral between the papillae.
British Dictionary definitions for calices

calices

/ˈkælɪˌsiːz/
noun
1.
the plural of calix

calix

/ˈkeɪlɪks; ˈkæ-/
noun (pl) calices (ˈkælɪˌsiːz)
1.
a cup; chalice
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: chalice
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calices in Medicine

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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