Definition of Acrux in English:

Acrux

Syllabification: A·crux
Pronunciation: /ˈāˌkrəks
 
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  • The star Alpha Crucis, the brightest star in the Southern Cross (Crux). It is the twelfth brightest star in the sky.

Origin

from A for 'alpha' + crux.

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