pyxidium


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pyx·id·i·um

 (pĭk-sĭd′ē-əm)
n. pl. pyx·id·i·a (-ē-ə)
A pyxis.

[New Latin, from Greek puxidion, diminutive of puxis, box.]

pyxidium

(pɪkˈsɪdɪəm) or

pyxis

n, pl -ia (-ɪə) or pyxides (ˈpɪksɪˌdiːz)
(Botany) the dry fruit of such plants as the plantain: a capsule whose upper part falls off when mature so that the seeds are released
[C19: via New Latin from Greek puxidion a little box, from puxis box, pyx]

pyx•id•i•um

(pɪkˈsɪd i əm)

n., pl. pyx•id•i•a (pɪkˈsɪd i ə)
a seed vessel that opens transversely, the top part acting as a lid, as in the purslane.
[1825–35; < New Latin < Greek pyxídion, diminutive of pyxís, s. pyxid- a box]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyxidium - fruit of such plants as the plantainpyxidium - fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant