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Ophiuchus  (ɒˈfjuːkəs



Word forms:   Latin genitive Ophiuchi   (ɒˈfjuːkaɪ
  1. a large constellation lying on the celestial equator between Hercules and Scorpius and containing the dark nebula, Ophiuchus Nebula

Word Origin

C17: via Latin from Greek Ophioukhos, from ophis snake + ekhein to hold


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