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A constellation in the celestial Northern Hemisphere near Cygnus and Sagitta.

[New Latin Vulpēcula, from Latin vulpēcula, diminutive of vulpēs, fox; see vulpine.]
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n, Latin genitive Vulpeculae (vʌlˈpɛkjʊˌliː)
(Astronomy) a faint constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cygnus and Aquila
[C19: from Latin: a little fox, from vulpēs a fox]
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Parathyroid morphology of the brush-tail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula, Anat Rec 1995, 241: 401-410.
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