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A constellation in the equatorial region of the sky near Leo and Hydra. Also called Sextant.

[New Latin sextāns, sextant; see sextant.]


n, Latin genitive Sextantis (sɛksˈtæntɪs)
(Astronomy) a faint constellation lying on the celestial equator close to Leo and Hydra
[New Latin: sextant]
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