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Canes Venatici

Syllabification: Ca·nes Ve·nat·i·ci
Pronunciation: /ˈkānēz vəˈnatəsē, -ˌsī
 
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Astronomy

Definition of Canes Venatici in English:

1A small northern constellation (the Hunting Dogs), said to represent two dogs (Asterion and Chara) held on a leash by Boötes.
1.1 (as genitive Canum Venaticorum /ˈkānəm veˌnatiˈkôrəm/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Beta Canum Venaticorum

Origin

Latin.

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