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A·pus

 (ā′pəs)
n.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Musca and Pavo.

[Latin apūs, a kind of swallow, from Greek apous, without feet, sand martin : a-, without; see a-1 + pous, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]
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Apus

(ˈeɪpəs)
n, Latin genitive Apodis (ˈæpədɪs)
(Astronomy) a constellation in the S hemisphere situated near Musca and Octans
[New Latin, from Greek apous, literally: footless, from a-1 + pous foot]
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Noun1.Apus - a constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Octans
2.Apus - type genusApus - type genus        
bird genus - a genus of birds
Apodidae, family Apodidae - swifts; in former classifications included in the order Coraciiformes
Apus apus, European swift - common European bird with a shrieking call that nests chiefly about eaves of buildings or on cliffs
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