[pik-sis] .
noun, genitive Pyxidis [pik-si-dis] . Astronomy.
the Compass, a southern constellation: one of the subordinate constellations into which Argo is now divided.

1680–90; < Latin < Greek pyxís a box, pyx Unabridged
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pyxis (ˈpɪksɪs)
n , pl pyxides
1.  a small box used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to hold medicines, etc
2.  a rare word for pyx
3.  another name for pyxidium
[C14: via Latin from Greek: box]

Pyxis (ˈpɪksɪs)
n , Latin genitive Pyxidis
an inconspicuous constellation close to Puppis that was originally considered part of the more extensive constellation Argo

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