calices

[kal-uh-seez]

calix

[key-liks, kal-iks]
noun, plural cal·i·ces [kal-i-seez] /ˈkæl ɪˌsiz/.
  1. cup.

Origin of calix

From Latin; see origin at chalice
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calices

noun
  1. the plural of calix

calix

noun plural calices (ˈkælɪˌsiːz)
  1. a cup; chalice

Word Origin for calix

C18: from Latin: chalice
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calices in Medicine

calix

n. pl. ca•li•ces
  1. A flower-shaped or funnel-shaped structure.
  2. Any of the branches or recesses of the pelvis of the kidney into which the orifices of the malpighian renal pyramids project.
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