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  1. Ophiuchus(noun)

    a large constellation in the equatorial region between Hercules and Scorpius

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  1. Ophiuchus(ProperNoun)

    A zodiacal constellation of the northern summer said to depict a man (Asclepius) holding a serpent; the serpent is the constellation Serpens.

  2. Origin: From Ophiuchus, from Ὀφιοῦχος.

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  1. Ophiuchus

    Ophiuchus is a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek Ὀφιοῦχος "serpent-bearer", and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens. Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It was formerly referred to as Serpentarius, a Latin word meaning the same as its current name.

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