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(botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud

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sabdariffa calyxes could be used as a dietary supplement to prevent the clastogenic effects of arsenic exposure through drinking water.
The CT scan findings accorded with the description by Pickhardt.[sup.6] The IVP appearance of CDC, similar to other RCCs, shows smooth convex filling defect or nonvisualization of involved calyxes.[sup.6] However, the abnormality of IVP seems to occur earlier than other RCCs because of the medullary involvement and infiltrative pattern of tumour growth.
To see whether and how the system protects buds, Carlson visited Chrysothemis patches daily in Costa Rica and drained some calyxes. The hairs can refill a calyx in 24 hours.
Break or trim off the calyxes (green ruffled tops) without loosening the stems, then peel persimmons with a vegetable peeler.