[kap-ri-kawr-nuh s]

Origin of Capricornus

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noun Latin genitive -ni (-naɪ)
  1. a faint zodiacal constellation in the S hemisphere, lying between Sagittarius and Aquarius
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capricornus in Science


[kăprĭ-kôrn′]Capricornus (kăp′rĭ-kôrnəs)
  1. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Sagittarius. Capricorn (the Goat) is the tenth sign of the zodiac.
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