Definition of Pyxidium

1. Noun. Fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released.

Exact synonyms: Pyxis
Generic synonyms: Fruit

Definition of Pyxidium

1. n. A pod which divides circularly into an upper and lower half, of which the former acts as a kind of lid, as in the pimpernel and purslane.

Definition of Pyxidium

1. Noun. (botany) A seed capsule in the form of a box, the seeds being released when the top splits off. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pyxidium

1. a type of seed vessel [n -IA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyxidium

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pythonism
pythonist
pythonists
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pythons
pyuria
pyurias
pyx
pyx chest
pyxed
pyxes
pyxidate
pyxides
pyxidia
pyxidium (current term)
pyxie
pyxies
pyxing
pyxis
pyæmia
pyæmic
pyæmiæ
pzazz
pzazzes
pœcilo-
pœcilogony
pœnal
pœnall
pœnalties

Literary usage of Pyxidium

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1. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"Representative species pyxidium ramosum Stokes 1887. ... pyxidium ramosum. X 335. (After Conn.) 185 (184) Without an operculum. Body elongate-ovate with ..."

2. Agricultural Botany: Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1921)
"130) the upper part of which separates from the lower along an irregular transverse line (pyxidium). VARIETIES. ... Fruit (pyxidium) of red . ..."

3. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"... obtained from a pond at Stoke Newington. Some of the older zooids were a pale amber colour, the younger ones being perfectly transparent. pyxidium ..."

4. A History of the Vegetable Kingdom: Embracing the Physiology of Plants, with by William Rhind (1857)
"The style is capillar, terminated by a simple subulate stigma, rarely ifid at the tip. The fruit is a small pyxidium, overed by the persistent corolla. ..."

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