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Ophiuchus

[ of-ee-yoo-kuhs, oh-fee- ]
/ ˌɒf iˈyu kəs, ˌoʊ fi- /
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noun, genitive Oph·i·u·chi [of-ee-yoo-kahy, oh-fee-]. /ˌɒf iˈyu kaɪ, ˌoʊ fi-/. Astronomy.
the Serpent Bearer, a constellation on the celestial equator between Libra and Aquila.
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Ophiuchus
/ (ɒˈfjuːkəs) /

noun Latin genitive Ophiuchi (ɒˈfjuːkaɪ)
a large constellation lying on the celestial equator between Hercules and Scorpius and containing the dark nebula, Ophiuchus Nebula

Word Origin for Ophiuchus

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