Ophiuchus

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Oph·i·u·chus

 (ŏf′ē-yo͞o′kəs, ō′fē-)
n.
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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Ophiuchus

(ɒˈfjuːkəs)
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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