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Serpens

Syllabification: Ser·pens
Pronunciation: /ˈsərpənz
 
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Astronomy

Definition of Serpens in English:

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 Serpentis /sərˈpentis/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Beta Serpentis

Origin

Latin.

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