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[kuh-mee-lee-uh n, -meel-yuh n]
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noun, genitive Cha·mae·le·on·tis [kuh-mee-lee-on-tis] /kəˌmi liˈɒn tɪs/. Astronomy.
  1. a small southern constellation between Musca and Hydrus.
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Origin of Chamaeleon

From Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for chamaeleon


noun Latin genitive Chamaeleontis (kəˌmiːlɪˈɒntɪs)
  1. a faint constellation lying between Volans and the South celestial pole
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