canum venaticorum

Canes Venatici

[key-neez vuh-nat-uh-sahy]
noun, genitive Canum Venaticorum [key-nuhm vuh-nat-i-kawr-uhm, -kohr-] . Astronomy.
the Hunting Dogs, a small northern constellation south of Ursa Major.

Origin:
< Latin

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Canes Venatici (ˈkɑːniːz vɪˈnætɪˌsaɪ)
 
n , Latin genitive Canum Venaticorum
a small faint constellation in the N hemisphere near Ursa Major that contains the globular cluster M3 and the spiral whirlpool galaxy M51
 
[Latin: hunting dogs]

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