[key-liks, kal-iks]

noun, plural cal·i·ces [kal-i-seez] /ˈkæl ɪˌsiz/.

Origin of calix

From Latin; see origin at chalice Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for calix

Historical Examples of calix

British Dictionary definitions for calix


noun plural calices (ˈkælɪˌsiːz)

a cup; chalice

Word Origin for calix

C18: from Latin: chalice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

calix in Medicine


n. pl. ca•li•ces

A flower-shaped or funnel-shaped structure.
Any of the branches or recesses of the pelvis of the kidney into which the orifices of the malpighian renal pyramids project.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.