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calyx

Pronunciation: kā′liks, kal′i-sēz

Definition: 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): calixTA

[G. cup of a flower]

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