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Definitions for pyxidium
pɪkˈsɪd i əm; pɪkˈsɪd i əpyx·i·d·i·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pyxidium, pyxisnoun

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


  1. pyxidiumnoun

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


  1. pyxidium

    In botany a capsule is a type of simple, dry, though rarely fleshy dehiscent fruit produced by many species of angiosperms (flowering plants).


  1. pyxidium

    A pyxidium is a type of small and dry fruit, specifically a type of capsule, that opens at the top to release seeds. It is named for its resemblace to a "pyx," which is a small container often used to hold religious relics. Pyxidium is common in certain plants, such as those in the poppy family.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pyxidiumnoun

    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. Pyxidiumnoun

    the theca of mosses

  3. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. , dim. a a box. See Pyx.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pyxidium

    pik-sid′i-um, n. (bot.) a pod or seed-vessel which opens in two halves, the upper one resembling a lid. [Gr. pyxidion, dim. of pyxis.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyxidium in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyxidium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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