Definitions for pyxidiumpɪkˈsɪd i əm; pɪkˈsɪd i ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pyx•id•i•umpɪkˈsɪd i əm; pɪkˈsɪd i ə(n.)(pl.)pyx•id•i•a

  1. a seed vessel that opens transversely, the top part acting as a lid, as in the purslane.

    Category: Botany

Origin of pyxidium:

1825–35; < NL < Gk pyxídion, dim. of pyxís, s. pyxid- a box

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pyxidium, pyxis(noun)

    fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released

Wiktionary

  1. pyxidium(Noun)

    A seed capsule in the form of a box, the seeds being released when the top splits off.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pyxidium(noun)

    a pod which divides circularly into an upper and lower half, of which the former acts as a kind of lid, as in the pimpernel and purslane

  2. Pyxidium(noun)

    the theca of mosses

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