Definition of Ophiuchus in English:

Ophiuchus

proper noun

Astronomy
  • 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. 1.1Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.
      ‘the star Eta Ophiuchi’

Origin

Via Latin from Greek Ophioukos.

Pronunciation:

Ophiuchus

/ˌäf(ē)ˈyo͞okəs//ˌōf(ē)-/