Definition of Ophiuchus in English:

Ophiuchus

Syllabification: Oph·i·u·chus
Pronunciation: /ˌäf(ē)ˈyo͞okəs, ˌōf(ē)-
 
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Astronomy
1A large constellation (the Serpent Bearer or Holder), said to represent a man in the coils of a snake. Both the celestial equator and the ecliptic pass through it, but it is not counted among the signs of the zodiac.
1.1 (as genitive Ophiuchi /ˌäf(ē)ˈyo͞okī, ˌōf(ē)-/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Eta Ophiuchi

Origin

via Latin from Greek Ophioukos.

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