Serpentarius


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Related to Serpentarius: Ophiuchus

Ser`pen`ta´ri`us


n.1.(Astron.) A constellation on the equator, lying between Scorpio and Hercules; - called also Ophiuchus.
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Abstract: A 24-year-old female secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) was presented with acute, mild dyspnea occurring only during feeding times.
It depicts two constellations: Serpentarius, the snake holder, and Serpens, the snake.
Likewise, African desert vipers (Cerastes), puff adders (Bitis), and cobras (Naja) are the prey of the secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) and of mongooses.
Like the constellation Serpentarius, Draco is shown with its mouth open, baring four or five fangs above and a long, forked tongue below.