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a small constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cygnus and Aquila and crossed by the Milky Way
any arrowworm of the genus Sagitta
A small autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble an arrow. It lies between the constellations of Vulpecula and Aquila.
Origin: From sagitta.
a small constellation north of Aquila; the Arrow
the keystone of an arch
the distance from a point in a curve to the chord; also, the versed sine of an arc; -- so called from its resemblance to an arrow resting on the bow and string
the larger of the two otoliths, or ear bones, found in most fishes
a genus of transparent, free-swimming marine worms having lateral and caudal fins, and capable of swimming rapidly. It is the type of the class Chaetognatha
Origin: [L., an arrow.]
Sagitta is a constellation. Its name is Latin for "arrow", and it should not be confused with the larger constellation Sagittarius, the archer. Although Sagitta is an ancient constellation, it has no star brighter than 3rd magnitude and has the third-smallest area of all constellations. It was included among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations defined by the International Astronomical Union. Located to the north of the equator, Sagitta can be seen from every location on Earth except within the Antarctic circle. Sagitta lies within the Milky Way and is bordered by the following constellations: the little fox Vulpecula, the mythological hero Hercules, the eagle Aquila and the dolphin Delphinus.
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