noun, genitive Sextantis
[sek-stan-tis] /sɛkˈstæn tɪs/ (Show IPA), for 1.
Astronomy. the Sextant, an equatorial constellation between Hydra and Leo.
(lowercase) a bronze coin of ancient Rome, the sixth part of an as, issued during the period of the Republic.
(of a fever) characterized by paroxysms that recurevery sixth day.
a sextan fever.
noun (Latin genitive) Sextantis (sɛksˈtæntɪs)
a faint constellation lying on the celestial equator close to Leo and Hydra
(of a fever) marked by paroxysms that recur after an interval of five days
noun, Digital Technology. 1. the sending of sexually explicit photos, images, text messages, or e-mails by using a cell phone or other mobile device.
noun, Bookbinding. 1. six gathered sheets folded in two for binding together.
- Sex test
sex test n. A method of determining genetic sex by examination of stained smears of buccal mucosal squamous epithelial cells for Barr bodies; normal females have one per cell nucleus and normal males have none.
noun 1. any group or set of six. 2. Also, sestet. Music. a company of six singers or players. a musical composition for six voices or instruments. noun 1. (music) a group of six singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group 2. a group of six people or things