Definition of pyxidium in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɪkˈsɪdɪəm/

noun (plural pyxidia /pɪkˈsɪdɪə/)

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


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

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