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1. Cup-shaped, plated body of pelmatozoan echinoderms. The calyx is made up of several rows of plates. If there is no stem, a centrodorsal plate is succeeded by a ring of five basal plates and then by a further ring of radial plates above them. Above these two rows of plates come the plates making up the arms. Where these two rows of plates are present the calyx is said to be ‘monocyclic’. In some species a third row of plates, the infrabasals, is present beneath the basals and the calyx is then said to be ‘dicyclic’. In some cases radial plates may be compounded (i.e. split transversely into two plates) and then, depending on their position in the calyx, they may be known as ‘infraradial’ or ‘supraradial plates’.

2. Bowl-shaped depression at the top of a calcareous coral skeleton, usually formed by the upper edges of the septa.

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ca·lyx / ˈkāliks; ˈkal-/ (also ca·lix) • n. (pl. ca·ly·ces / ˈkāləˌsēz; ˈkal-/ or ca·lyx·es ) 1. Bot. the sepals of a flower, typically forming a whorl that encloses the petals and forms a protective layer around a flower in bud. Compare with corolla. 2. Zool. a cuplike cavity or structure, in particular: ∎  a portion of the pelvis of a mammalian kidney. ∎  the cavity in a calcareous coral skeleton that surrounds the polyp. ∎  the plated body of a crinoid, excluding the stalk and arms.

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calyx
1. The cup-shaped, plated body in the aboral body wall of Crinozoa. It consists of skeletal ossicles by which members of the Crinozoa may be identified.

2. A bowl-shaped depression at the top of a calcareous coral skeleton, usually formed by the upper edges of the septa.

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calyx The sepals of a flower, collectively, forming the outer whorl of the perianth. It encloses the petals, stamens, and carpels and protects the flower in bud. See also pappus.

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calyx (pl. calyces). Ornament resembling a cup-like (properly calix) flower, as in the Corinthian capital, or on the neck of the Roman Doric capital.

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calyx outer envelope of a flower. XVII. — L. — Gr. kálux shell, pod, f. base of kalúptein hide. Confused with CALIX.

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calyx (kay-liks) n. (pl. calyces) a cup-shaped part, especially any of the divisions of the pelvis of the kidney.

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calyx A collective term for all the sepals of a flower.

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calyx (kā´lĬks): see sepal.

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