Definition of Hydrus

1. Noun. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near the south celestial pole.

Generic synonyms: Constellation



Definition of Hydrus

1. n. A constellation of the southern hemisphere, near the south pole.

Definition of Hydrus

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A winter constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a small serpent. It lies between the constellations Mensa and Tucana. It is not to be confused with the constellation Hydra. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hydrus

1. A constellation of the southern hemisphere, near the south pole. Origin: L, a water serpent; also, a certain constellation, Gr. "ydros. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Hydrus

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1. Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territory by Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1907)
"Genus Hydrus" Schneider. 1799. ... The type of Hydrus, as ascertained by the process of elimination, is //. ..."

2. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1912)
"Hydrus platurus (Linnaeus). BICOLOR SEA-SNAKE No specimens of this snake have been taken in the Galapagos Archipelago, but the following note from Mr. ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"They are all from India, where they are termed Rock Snakes. One species attains a length of seven or eight feet. (2) Hydrus, Schn., partim. ..."

4. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1909)
"Add. 11283 and Ashmole 1511 the whole crocodile is lying on its back when attacked by the hydrus, but this, I feel sure, is only intended to show that it ..."

5. Introduction to Latin Composition by William Francis Allen (1882)
"Thence, with a very gentle south-wind, and a clear sky, we came in-high- spirits on that night and the day after to [the neighborhood of] Hydrus, ..."

6. On the Structure and Use of the Spleen by Henry Gray (1854)
"I have dissected this organ in two specimens of the boa, in the hydrus, coluber natrix, ... hydrus ..."

7. Astronomy Without a Telescope: Being a Guide-book to the Visible Heavens by Elias Colbert (1869)
"Hydrus — The Water Snake. This constellation lies near the South Pole, and contains 10 discernible stars. 5° South East of Achernar— a Eridani — is a Hydri, ..."

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