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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Hydra and Vela.

[Latin antlia, pump, from Greek antliā, ship's hold, bilge water, from antlos.]
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a proboscis designed for sucking
[C19: from Latin: water-pump, from Greek: bilgewater]


n, Latin genitive Antliae (ˈæntlɪˌiː)
(Astronomy) a faint constellation in the S hemisphere close to Hydra and Vela
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This darker region of sky stretches south through Cancer, Sextans, and western Hydra to Antlia the Air Pump.
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The apparently insignificant constellation Antlia lies just south of Hydra and borders Vela to the north, lying along the branches of the Milky Way.
Not to be judged on its IC number, a fairly bright galaxy, IC 2469, is situated 50 arc minutes west of the border with Antlia and 4.4 degrees north of NGC 2818.