Definition of Serpens in English:

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Serpens

Pronunciation: /ˈsərpənz/
Astronomy
1A large constellation (the Serpent) on the celestial equator, said to represent the snake coiled around Ophiuchus. It is divided into two parts by Ophiuchus, Serpens Caput (the “head”) and Serpens Cauda (the “tail”).
1.1 (as genitive Serpentissərˈpentis) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Beta Serpentis

Origin

Latin.

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Syllabification: Ser·pens

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