|calyx (ˈkeɪlɪks, ˈkælɪks)|
|—n , pl calyxes, calyces|
|1.||Compare corolla the sepals of a flower collectively, forming the outer floral envelope that protects the developing flower bud|
|2.||any cup-shaped cavity or structure, esp any of the divisions of the human kidney (renal calyx) that form the renal pelvis|
|[C17: from Latin, from Greek kalux shell, from kaluptein to cover, hide]|
calyx ca·lyx (kā'lĭks, kāl'ĭks)
Variant of calix.