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A constellation near Canis Major and Canis Minor.

[Middle English, unicorn, from Old French, from Latin monocerōs, from Greek monokerōs, having one horn : mono-, mono- + keras, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]


n, Latin genitive Monocerotis (məˌnɒsəˈrəʊtɪs)
(Astronomy) a faint constellation on the celestial equator crossed by the Milky Way and lying close to Orion and Canis Major
[C14: via Old French from Latin: unicorn, from Greek monokeros with a single horn, from mono- + keras horn]
References in classic literature ?
The American province has also sent here representative species; for there is a Galapageian species of Monoceros, a genus only found on the west coast of America; and there are Galapageian species of Fissurella and Cancellaria, genera common on the west coast, but not found (as I am informed by Mr.
Also known as Caldwell 49 and NGC 2237/8, this spherical cloud of ionized hydrogen in Monoceros is a favorite among astro-imagers.
In the Unicorn constellation, or Monoceros, some 2,600 light years from Earth, there's a nebula called Christmas Tree Cluster, named for its triangular shape.
COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the narwhal Monodon monoceros in Canada.
The present study examined the acute toxicity of organophosphate pesticides (methyl parathion, chlorpyrifos) and synthetic pyrethroid pesticides (fenvalerate, fenpropathrin) to shrimp juveniles (Metapenaeus monoceros Fabricius, 1798).
O primeiro artigo dessa edicao se intitula 'Abjection and violence in Monoceros, by Suzette Mayr', partindo da formulacao estetica dos conceitos de abjecao e violencia no livro da escritora canadense contemporanea, caminho para discutir o tema da violencia no ambiente escolar.
Between Procyon (in Canis Minor, the Smaller Dog) and Sirius is the dim constellation Monoceros, rich in telescopic objects.
Caption: The Seagull Nebula, seen in this Spitzer Space Telescope image from the GLIMPSE360 atlas, sits over 3,600 light-years from Earth along the border of the constellations Canis Major and Monoceros.
A star in Monoceros V838 is a "supergiant" that exploded in 2002, briefly becoming the brightest star in the Milky Way.
Other 'dumbbell-esque' planetary nebulae worth hunting down in the coming months include NGC 40 in Cepheus and NGC 2346 in Monoceros.
The well-known open cluster NGC 2548, perhaps better known by the name Messier 48, is situated due west of alpha Hydrae right on the constellation Monoceros boundary.
In 1996 Monodon monoceros was classified as data deficient by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.