Meaning of pyxis

pyx•is

Pronunciation: (pik'sis), [key]
— pl. pyx•i•des
  1. a box of a usually cylindrical shape having a lid with a knob in the center, used for toilet articles.
  2. pyx (def. 1).
  3. a pyxidium.

Pyx•is

Pronunciation: (pik'sis), [key]
— gen. Pyx•i•dis
  1. the Compass, a southern constellation: one of the subordinate constellations into which Argo is now divided.
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