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A constellation in the equatorial region of the Southern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Eridanus.

[Latin cētus, whale, from Greek kētos, sea monster, whale, of unknown origin.]
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n, Latin genitive Ceti (ˈsiːtaɪ)
(Astronomy) a large constellation on the celestial equator near Pisces and Aquarius. It contains the variable star Mira Ceti
[Latin: whale]
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(ˈsi təs, ˈseɪ-)

n. gen. Ce•ti (ˈsi taɪ, ˈseɪ ti)
the Whale, a constellation lying above the equator.
[< Latin; see cetacean]
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