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calyx

ca·lyx

calyx

 
pronunciation:
keI lihks [or] kae lihks
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: calyces, calyxes
definition 1: the outermost part of a flower, composed of usu. green sepals.
definition 2: in animals, a part or cavity shaped like a cup.
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derivation: calycate (adj.)