how to pronounce calyx

kælɪks

how to improve pronunciation of calyx

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn about each sound.

press Play to play an example pronunciation of calyx.

meanings of calyx

noun:

  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.