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Pyxis

[pik-sis] /ˈpɪk sɪs/
noun, genitive Pyxidis
[pik-si-dis] /ˈpɪk sɪ dɪs/ (Show IPA).
Astronomy
1.
the Compass, a southern constellation: one of the subordinate constellations into which Argo is now divided.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < Latin < Greek pyxís a box, pyx
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pyxis

/ˈpɪksɪs/
noun (pl) pyxides (ˈpɪksɪˌdiːz)
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
Word Origin
C14: via Latin from Greek: box

Pyxis

/ˈpɪksɪs/
noun (Latin genitive) Pyxidis (ˈpɪksɪdɪs)
1.
an inconspicuous constellation close to Puppis that was originally considered part of the more extensive constellation Argo
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