Pyxis

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Latin pyxis (little box), from Ancient Greek

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Pyxis f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Testudinidae — certain tortoises native to Madagascar.

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Etymology[edit]

Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763, and originally called Pyxis Nautica "Nautical compass". From Latin pyxis, a "little box"

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Pyxis

  1. (astronomy) A spring constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble the compass of a ship. It is associated with the larger Argo Navis, although it was never officially part of that constellation.

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