calix definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. calices
a cup; chalice
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kel(k)-, cup from source Classical Greek kylix, kalyx, Sanskrit kaláa-h (jug)
calix definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. ca·li·ces Ecclesiastical
Origin: Latin calix, calic-, cup.
calix - Medical Definition
or ca·lyxnoun pl. ca·li·ces or ca·ly·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.