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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.]
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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]
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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.
Monoceros is setting the in west, Gemini going down due west, Capella and Perseus disappearing in the northwest.
Between Procyon (in Canis Minor, the Smaller Dog) and Sirius is the dim constellation Monoceros, rich in telescopic objects.
The stony asteroid 6 Hebe, discovered in 1847, spends most of December looping across Monoceros before crossing into Orion on the 29th.
Two hours of the comet 21p Giacobini-Zinner crossing the sky in Monoceros. -- Astrofalls (@BrayFalls) October 1, 2018
Narwhals (Monodon monoceros) are part of the toothed-whale family.
( A paper on the subject, titled "Paradoxical escape responses by narwhals (Monodon monoceros)," appeared online Friday in the journal Science.
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.
The bat species we collected were Hipposideros armiger, Aselliscus stoliczkanus, Myotis ricketti, Rhinolophus Monoceros, Miniopterus fuscus, Ia io, Eonycteris spelaea, and Rousettus sp.
A novel approach to discern narwhal (Monodon monoceros) clicks from beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) clicks was implemented during the verification process.
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).
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