[pik-sid-ee-uh m] /pɪkˈsɪd i əm/
noun, plural pyxidia
[pik-sid-ee-uh] /pɪkˈsɪd i ə/ (Show IPA). Botany.
a seed vessel that opens transversely, the top part acting as a lid, as in the purslane.
noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə), pyxides (ˈpɪksɪˌdiːz)
the dry fruit of such plants as the plantain: a capsule whose upper part falls off when mature so that the seeds are released
[pik-see] /ˈpɪk si/ noun 1. either of two trailing, shrubby, evergreen plants, Pyxidanthera barbulata or P. brevifolia, of the eastern U.S., having numerous small, starlike blossoms and growing in sandy soil. /ˈpɪksɪ/ noun 1. a creeping evergreen shrub, Pyxidanthera barbulata, of the eastern US with small white or pink star-shaped flowers: family Diapensiaceae
[pik-sis] /ˈpɪk sɪs/ noun, plural pyxides [pik-si-deez] /ˈpɪk sɪˌdiz/ (Show IPA) 1. Greek and Roman Antiquity. a box of a usually cylindrical shape having a lid with a knob in the center, used for toilet articles. 2. (def 1). 3. Botany. a pyxidium. [pik-sis] /ˈpɪk sɪs/ noun, genitive Pyxidis [pik-si-dis] /ˈpɪk sɪ dɪs/ (Show IPA). […]
[naw-ti-kuh] /ˈnɔ tɪ kə/ noun, genitive Pixidis Nauticae [naw-ti-kee] /ˈnɔ tɪˌki/ (Show IPA) 1. .
abbreviation 1. peripheral hormone peptide YY: a hormone that regulates hunger. After food enters the stomach it is secreted into the blood by cells lining the colon and the ileum