cent auri


noun, genitive Centauri [sen-tawr-ahy] .
Astronomy. the Centaur, a southern constellation between lupus and Vela, containing the triple-star system Alpha Centauri.

< Latin; see centaur

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Centaurus (sɛnˈtɔːrəs)
n , Latin genitive Centauri
Also called: The Centaur a conspicuous extensive constellation in the S hemisphere, close to the Southern Cross, that contains two first magnitude stars, Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri, and the globular cluster Omega Centauri

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Centaurus   (sěn-tôr'əs)  Pronunciation Key 
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the Southern Cross and libra. Centaurus (the Centaur) contains Alpha Centauri, the star nearest Earth.
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