Definition of Pyxis in English:

Pyxis

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.

Pronunciation

Pyxis

/ˈpiksis/ /ˈpɪksɪs/

adjective

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

    • ‘the star Alpha Pyxidis’

Pronunciation

Pyxis

/ˈpiksis/ /ˈpɪksɪs/

Origin

Latin. Pyxidis is the Latin genitive form of Pyxis.