Definition of Sextans in US English:

Sextans

proper noun

Astronomy
  • 1A faint constellation (the Sextant), lying on the celestial equator between Leo and Hydra.

    1. 1.1as genitive Sextantis /sekˈstantis/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Sextans.
      ‘the star Alpha Sextantis’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation

Sextans

/ˈsekstənz/