Octans

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Oc·tans

 (ŏk′tănz′)
n.
The constellation that includes the southern celestial pole.

[Latin Octāns, half quadrant, from octō, eight; see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots.]
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Octans

(ˈɒktænz)
n, Latin genitive Octantis (ɒkˈtæntɪs)
(Celestial Objects) a faint constellation in the S hemisphere in which the S celestial pole is situated
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