Major calyx Definition
It refers to a fusion of the minor calyxes in the body. It is a section of the kidney that is actually a division of the pelvis into 2-3 tubes that are divided into a number of minor calyces – usually 8-14.
Major calyx Anatomy
This section of the kidney appears as a large chamber. It is funnel-shaped in appearance.
Major calyx Function
This kidney structure enwraps the apex of the renal pyramids. Following production in the kidney, urine enters into a minor calyx following a passage through a renal papilla located at the apex. It then enters into the Major calyx and is passed into the ureter through the renal pelvis.
Major calyx Pictures
These are some useful images that would help you to understand the physical appearance of this kidney section.
Picture 1 – Major calyx
Picture 2 – Major calyx Image