ca·lyx /ˈkelɪks ||ˈkæ-/
ca·lyx /ˈkelɪks , ˈkælɪks/ 名詞
Ca·lyx n.; pl. E. Calyxes L. Calyces
1. Bot. The covering of a flower. See Flower.
Note: ☞ The calyx is usually green and foliaceous, but becomes delicate and petaloid in such flowers as the anemone and the four-o'clock. Each leaf of the calyx is called a sepal.
2. Anat. A cuplike division of the pelvis of the kidney, which surrounds one or more of the renal papillæ.
n : (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively
forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the
perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud;
[also: calyces (pl)]