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1A large constellation (the Serpent Bearer or Holder), said to represent a man in the coils of a snake. Both the celestial equator and the ecliptic pass through it, but it is not counted among the signs of the zodiac.
- 1.1as genitive Ophiuchi /ɒˈfjuːkʌɪ/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.‘the star Eta Ophiuchi’
- 1.1as genitive Ophiuchi /ɒˈfjuːkʌɪ/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.
Via Latin from Greek Ophioukos.
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