Definition of Pyxis in English:

Pyxis

(also Pyxidis)

Pronunciation /ˈpiksis/ /ˈpɪksɪs/

proper noun

Astronomy
  • A small and inconspicuous southern constellation (the Compass Box or Mariner's Compass), lying in the Milky Way between Vela and Puppis.

adjective

Astronomy
  • postpositive Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Pyxis.

    • ‘the star Alpha Pyxidis’

Origin

Latin. Pyxidis is the Latin genitive form of Pyxis.