- the Arrow, a northern constellation between Aquila and Cygnus.
Origin of Sagitta
1695–1705; < Latin: arrow
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Sagitta: arrow-like spots on the wings of Lepidoptera and other insects.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
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Observations on the Structure and Propagation of the genus Sagitta.
Observations on the structure and propagation of the genus Sagitta.Life of Charles Darwin
G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
The most important of these are the Echinoderms, Brachiopods and Sagitta.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1
Francis Maitland Balfour
Name from sagitta, an arrow, from the prevalent form of the leaves.
- a small constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cygnus and Aquila and crossed by the Milky Way
C16: from Latin, literally: an arrow
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