hydra-ulus

hydraulus

[hahy-draw-luhs]
noun, plural hydrauli [hahy-draw-lahy] , hydrauluses.
a pipe organ of ancient Greece and Rome using water pressure to maintain the air supply.

Origin:
1870–75; < Latin < Greek hýdraulos water organ, equivalent to hydr- hydr-1 + aulós pipe

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