Ophiuchus(redirected from Oph)
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A constellation in the equatorial region near Hercules and Scorpius.
[Latin Ophiūchus, from Greek ophioukhos : ophis, serpent + okhos, holder (from ekhein, to hold; see segh- in Indo-European roots).]
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n, Latin genitive Ophiuchi (ɒˈfjuːkaɪ)
(Celestial Objects) a large constellation lying on the celestial equator between Hercules and Scorpius and containing the dark nebula, Ophiuchus Nebula
[C17: via Latin from Greek Ophioukhos, from ophis snake + ekhein to hold]
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|Noun||1.||Ophiuchus - a large constellation in the equatorial region between Hercules and Scorpius|
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