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Venera

[vuh-nair-uh; Russian vyi-nye-ruh]
noun
  1. one of a series of Soviet space probes that obtained scientific information about the atmosphere of Venus.
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Origin of Venera

1961; < Russian Venéra Venus (< Latin Vener-, stem of Venus)
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