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pyx



Pronunciation: (piks), [key]
n.
1. Eccles.
a. the box or vessel in which the reserved Eucharist or Host is kept.
b. a watch-shaped container for carrying the Eucharist to the sick.
2. Also called pyx' chest". a box or chest at a mint, in which specimen coins are deposited and reserved for trial by weight and assay. Also,pix.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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