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calix

 [ka´liks] (pl. ca´lices) (L.)
a cuplike organ or cavity. adj., adj calice´al.
renal calix the subdivision of the renal pelvis that encloses a renal pyramid.

ca·lyx

, pl.

ca·ly·ces

(kā'liks, kal'i-sēz), [TA]
A flower-shaped or funnel-shaped structure; specifically one of the branches or recesses of the pelvis of the kidney into which the orifices of the renal pyramids project.
Synonym(s): calix [TA]
[G. cup of a flower]

calix

(kā′lĭks, kăl′ĭks)
n. calices (kā′lĭ-sēz′, kăl′ĭ-)
Anatomy A calyx.

ca·lyx

, pl. calyces (kā'liks, -li-sēz) [TA]
A flower-shaped or funnel-shaped structure; specifically one of the branches or recesses of the pelvis of the kidney into which the orifices of the malpighian renal pyramids project.
Synonym(s): calix.
[G. cup of a flower]

calix

1. Any cuplike structure.
2. One of the many divisions of the urine collecting structure of the pelvis of the kidney. The plural is calices.
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