Definition of pyxidium in English:

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pyxidium

Pronunciation: /pɪkˈsɪdɪəm/

noun (plural pyxidia /pɪkˈsɪdɪə/)

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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