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[ok-tanz] /ˈɒk tænz/

noun, genitive Octantis
[ok-tan-tis] /ɒkˈtæn tɪs/ (Show IPA). Astronomy.
the Octant, a southern constellation that contains the south celestial pole.
[ok-tuh n] /ˈɒk tən/
(of a fever) occurring every eighth day.
an octan fever.
noun (Latin genitive) Octantis (ɒkˈtæntɪs)
a faint constellation in the S hemisphere in which the S celestial pole is situated

octan oc·tan (ŏk’tān’)
Occurring every eighth day. Used of a recurring fever.


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