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 (kā′lĭ-sēz′, kăl′ĭ-)
A plural of calyx.


(ˈkælɪˌsiːz; ˈkeɪlɪ-)
(Botany) a plural of calyx


(ˈkeɪ lɪks, ˈkæl ɪks)

n., pl. ca•lyx•es, cal•y•ces (ˈkæl əˌsiz, ˈkeɪ lə-)
1. the outermost group of floral parts; the sepals collectively.
2. Anat., Zool. a cuplike part.
[1665–75; < Latin < Greek kályx husk, covering]
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