(Sex"less) a. Having no sex.
(Sex`loc"u*lar) a. [Sex- + locular: cf. F. sexloculaire.] (Bot.) Having six cells for seeds; six-
celled; as, a sexlocular pericarp.
(Sex"ly) a. Pertaining to sex. [R.]
Should I ascribe any of these things unto myself or my sexly weakness, I were not worthy to live.Queen
(Sex*ra"di*ate) a. [Sex- + radiate.] (Zoöl.) Having six rays; said of certain sponge spicules.
See Illust. of Spicule.
(Sext) n. [L. sexta, fem. of sextus sixtt, fr. sex six: cf. F. sexte.] (R.C.Ch.) (a) The office for
the sixth canonical hour, being a part of the Breviary. (b) The sixth book of the decretals, added by
Pope Boniface VIII.
(Sex"tain), n. [L. sextus sixth, fr. sex six: cf. It. sestina.] (Pros.) A stanza of six lines; a sestine.
(||Sex"tans) n. [L. See Sextant.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A Roman coin, the sixth part of an as.
2. (Astron.) A constellation on the equator south of Leo; the Sextant.
(Sex"tant) n. [L. sextans, -antis, the sixth part of an as, fr. sextus sixth, sex six. See Six.]
1. (Math.) The sixth part of a circle.
2. An instrument for measuring angular distances between objects, used esp. at sea, for ascertaining
the latitude and longitude. It is constructed on the same optical principle as Hadley's quadrant, but usually
of metal, with a nicer graduation, telescopic sight, and its arc the sixth, and sometimes the third, part of
a circle. See Quadrant.
3. (Astron.) The constellation Sextans.
Box sextant, a small sextant inclosed in a cylindrical case to make it more portable.
(Sex"ta*ry) n.; pl. Sextaries [L. sextarius the sixth part of a measure, weight, etc., fr. sextus
sixth, sex six.] (Rom. Antiq.) An ancient Roman liquid and dry measure, about equal to an English
(Sex"ta*ry) n. [For sextonry.] A sacristy. [Obs.]
(Sex*tet" Sex*tet"to) n. (Mus.) See Sestet.
(Sex"teyn) n. A sacristan. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Sex"tic) a. [L. sextus sixth.] (Math.) Of the sixth degree or order. n. (Alg.) A quantic of
the sixth degree.
(Sex"tile) a. [F. sextil, fr. L. sextus the sixth, from sex six. See Six.] (Astrol.) Measured by
sixty degrees; fixed or indicated by a distance of sixty degrees. Glanvill.
(Sex"tile), n. [Cf. F. aspect sextil.] (Astrol.) The aspect or position of two planets when distant
from each other sixty degrees, or two signs. This position is marked thus: &8star;. Hutton.