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Pyxis 1

Syllabification: Pyx·is
Pronunciation: /ˈpiksis/
Astronomy
1A small and inconspicuous southern constellation (the Compass Box or Mariner’s Compass), lying in the Milky Way between Vela and Puppis.
1.1 (as genitive Pyxidisˈpiksidis) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Alpha Pyxidis

Origin

Latin.

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pyxis 2 Line breaks: pyxis
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪksɪs/

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noun (plural pyxides ˈpɪkˌsɪdiːs)

A small box or casket.

Origin

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek puxis, from puxos 'box'.

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