Definitions for pyxisˈpɪk sɪs; ˈpɪk sɪˌdiz
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pyx•isˈpɪk sɪs; ˈpɪk sɪˌdiz(n.)(pl.)pyx•i•des
Ref: pyx (def. 1). 1
Ref: pyxidium .
Origin of pyxis:
1350–1400; ME < L < Gk pyxís a box
fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released
a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Antlia
a small box used by ancient Greeks to hold medicines
A spring constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble the compass of a ship. It is associated with the larger Argo Navis, although it was never officially part of that constellation.
A small box
: A capsule in which the lid separates from the top of the fruit; a pyxidium
A nautical compass
Origin: Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763, and originally called Pyxis Nautica "Nautical compass". From pyxis, a "little box"
a box; a pyx
the acetabulum. See Acetabulum, 2