Definition of Ophiuchus in English:

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Ophiuchus

Pronunciation: /ˌäf(ē)ˈyo͞okəs/ Pronunciation: /ˌōf(ē)-/
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 Ophiuchiˌäf(ē)ˈyo͞okīˌōf(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.

Words that rhyme with Ophiuchus

fucus, Lucas, mucous, mucus, soukous

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Syllabification: Oph·i·u·chus

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