Antlia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Antlia a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Vela
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Antlia (Zoöl) The spiral tubular proboscis of lepidopterous insects. See Lepidoptera.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Antlia The spiral tongue or proboscis of lepidopterous insects, by which they pump up the juices of plants. It consists of the greatly elongated maxillæ, which form a long bipartite suctorial tube. When coiled up it forms a flat spiral, like the spring of a watch. See cut under haustellum.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a pump, Gr, hold of a ship

Usage

In literature:

Antlia: the spiral tongue or haustellum of Lepidoptera.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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In science:

Only the Antlia group does not have Chandra data, but its BCG is radio quiet anyway.
Every BCG with a strong radio AGN has an X-ray cool core: is the cool core - noncool core dichotomy too simple?
We present preliminary results of a spectroscopic study performed in the Antlia cluster through GEMINI-GMOS data.
GEMINI-GMOS spectroscopy in the Antlia cluster
Presentamos resultados preliminares de un estudio espectrosc´opico de la poblaci´on de galaxias del c´umulo de Antlia, en base a datos obtenidos con GEMINI-GMOS.
GEMINI-GMOS spectroscopy in the Antlia cluster
The Antlia cluster is the nearest populous galaxy cluster after Fornax and Virgo (d = 35.2 Mpc, Dirsch et al. 2003).
GEMINI-GMOS spectroscopy in the Antlia cluster
Ferguson & Sandage (1990, hereafter FS90) estimate the number of Antlia galaxies to be about 420, while its central galaxy density is claimed to be a factor 1.4 higher than in Fornax, and almost a factor of 2 higher than in Virgo.
GEMINI-GMOS spectroscopy in the Antlia cluster
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