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Pronunciation: haw'strum, haw'stra

Definition: One of a series of saccules or pouches, so called because of a fancied resemblance to the buckets on a water wheel.

[L. a machine for drawing water, fr. haurio, pp. haustus, to draw up, drink up]

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