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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


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