Definition of Quadrans Muralis in English:

Quadrans Muralis


historical Astronomy
  • (The name of) a former constellation, the Mural Quadrant, in what is now the northern part of the constellation of Bοötes.


Quadrans Muralis

/ˌkwɒdranz ˌmjʊəˈreɪlɪs/ /ˌkwɒdranz ˌmjʊəˈrɑːlɪs/


Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Herschel (1738–1822), musician and astronomer. From post-classical Latin Quadrans Muralis Mural Quadrant (J. BodeUranographia (figure); 1602 or earlier as the name of the instrument) from classical Latin quadrans + muralis.