Canes Venatici

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Ca·nes Ve·nat·i·ci

 (kā′nēz vĭ-năt′ĭ-sī′)
n.
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Ursa Major and Boötes, under the handle of the Big Dipper.

[Latin Canēs Vēnāticī : canēs, pl. of canis, dog + vēnāticī, pl. of vēnāticus, hunting.]
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Canes Venatici

(ˈkɑːniːz vɪˈnætɪˌsaɪ)
n, Latin genitive Canum Venaticorum (ˈkɑːnəm vɪˌnætɪˈkɔːrəm)
(Astronomy) a small faint constellation in the N hemisphere near Ursa Major that contains the globular cluster M3 and the spiral whirlpool galaxy M51
[Latin: hunting dogs]
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