canes venatici

canes venatici

< /ˈkeɪ nəm vəˌnæt ɪˈkɔr əm, -ˈkoʊr-/. Astronomy.

  1. the Hunting Dogs, a small northern constellation south of Ursa Major.

noun Latin genitive Canum Venaticorum (ˈkɑːnəm vɪˌnætɪˈkɔːrəm)

  1. a small faint constellation in the N hemisphere near Ursa Major that contains the globular cluster M3 and the spiral whirlpool galaxy M51

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