Pronunciation: (ûr'su mī'nur), [key]
—gen. Ur•sae Mi•nor•isPronunciation: (ûr'sē mi-nôr'is, -nōr'-). [key] Astron.
the Little or Lesser Bear, the northernmost constellation, containing the stars that form the Little Dipper, the outermost of which, at the end of the handle, is Polaris.
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