Coma Berenices

Coma Berenices

[koh-muh ber-uh-nahy-seez]
noun, genitive Comae Berenices [koh-mee ber-uh-nahy-seez] . Astronomy.
Berenice's Hair, a northern constellation situated north of virgo and between Boötes and Leo.

Origin:
< Latin

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Coma Berenices (ˈkəʊmə ˌbɛrɪˈnaɪsiːz)
 
n , Latin genitive Comae Berenices
a faint constellation in the N hemisphere between Ursa Major and Boötes containing the Coma Cluster a cluster of approximately 1000 galaxies, at a mean distance of 300 million light years
 
[from Latin, literally: Berenice's hair, named after Berenice (died 221 bc), consort of Ptolemy III]

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