noun, genitive Antliae [ant-lee-ee] , for 1, plural Antliae [ant-lee-ee] , for 2.
Astronomy. the Air Pump, a small southern constellation between Vela and Hydra.
(lowercase) Entomology. the proboscis of a lepidopterous insect.

< Latin antlia pump, machine for drawing water < Greek antlía bilgewater, a ship's hold, equivalent to ántl(os) the hold (of a ship), bilge water + -ia -ia

antliate [ant-lee-eyt] , adjective Unabridged
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Antlia (ˈæntlɪə)
n , Latin genitive Antliae
a faint constellation in the S hemisphere close to Hydra and Vela
[C19: from Latin, from Greek: bucket]

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