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pyx in the Christian Church, the container in which the consecrated bread of the Eucharist is kept.
In the UK, a pyx is also a box at the Royal Mint in which specimen gold and silver coins are deposited to be tested annually at the trial of the pyx by members of the Goldsmiths' Company.

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pyx / piks/ • n. 1. Christian Church the container in which the consecrated bread of the Eucharist is kept. 2. (in the UK) a box at the Royal Mint in which specimen gold and silver coins are deposited to be tested annually at the trial of the pyx.

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Pyx (Gk.). A box used for holding the reserved sacrament, and specifically a small silver box used for carrying the sacrament to the sick, when the pyx is wrapped in a small corporal (linen cloth) and carried in a pyx-bag around the priest's neck.

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pyx vessel for the reservation of the Host XIV; box at the Royal Mint in which gold and silver coins are deposited to be tested XVI. — L. pyxis — late Gr. puxís BOX2.

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pyx

pyx, pyxis. Box, casket, shrine or tabernacle to hold the consecrated Host in a church.

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Pyx Astronomy Pyxis

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