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meanings of calyx


  1. A funnel-shaped expansion of the vas deferens or oviduct of insects.
  2. The crown containing the viscera of crinoids and similar echinoderms, entoprocts, and the polyps of some cnidarians.
  3. A flattened cap of neuropil in the brain of insects.
  4. (zoology, anatomy) Any of various cup-like structures.
  5. The outermost whorl of flower parts, comprising the sepals, which covers and protects the petals as they develop.
  6. A chamber in the mammalian kidney through which urine passes.