Definition of pyxidium in English:

pyxidium

Line breaks: pyx|id¦ium
Pronunciation: /pɪkˈsɪdɪəm
 
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noun (plural pyxidia /-dɪə/)

Botany
  • A seed capsule that splits open so that the top comes off like the lid of a box.

Origin

mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek puxidion, diminutive of puxis 'box'.

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