Sextans

noun
Sex·​tans | \ ˈseks-ˌtanz How to pronounce Sextans (audio) \

Definition of Sextans

: a constellation on the equator south of Leo

First Known Use of Sextans

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sextans

New Latin (genitive Sextantis), literally, sextant

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“Sextans.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sextans. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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