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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aquila and Vulpecula.

[Latin sagitta, arrow.]
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n, Latin genitive Sagittae (səˈɡɪtiː)
(Astronomy) a small constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cygnus and Aquila and crossed by the Milky Way
[C16: from Latin, literally: an arrow]
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Noun1.Sagitta - a small constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cygnus and Aquila and crossed by the Milky Way
2.sagitta - any arrowworm of the genus Sagitta
arrowworm, chaetognath - any worm of the Chaetognatha; transparent marine worm with horizontal lateral and caudal fins and a row of movable curved spines at each side of the mouth
genus Sagitta - chief genus of Chaetognatha including the largest arrowworms
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