noun, genitive Oph·i·u·chi [of-ee-yoo-kahy, oh-fee-] /ˌɒf iˈyu kaɪ, ˌoʊ fi-/. Astronomy.
Examples from the Web for ophiuchus
The few who did not spent the rest of their days working for cooperation between Ophiuchus and the rest of the Galactic League.
Just south of Serpens and Ophiuchus lies one of the most beautiful and easily recognized constellations in the heavens.Astronomy for Young Folks|Isabel Martin Lewis
Ophiuchus has been held to represent the famous physician Æsculapius.Astronomy with an Opera-glass|Garrett Putman Serviss
Even the vertical stars of the constellations Aquila and Ophiuchus, shine with a flickering and less planetary light.The Philosophy of the Weather|Thomas Belden Butler
Let's suppose someone came along—the Denebians in this case—and found something they wanted very badly on Ophiuchus.
noun Latin genitive Ophiuchi (ɒˈfjuːkaɪ)
Word Origin for Ophiuchus
constellation (representing Aesculapius), 1650s, from Latin, from Greek ophioukhos, literally "holding a serpent," from ophis "serpent" (see ophio-) + stem of ekhein "to hold, have, keep" (see scheme (n.)). The constellation is equatorial, and Milton's "Ophiuchus huge in th' Arctick Sky" ("Paradise Lost") is a rare lapse for a poet who generally knew his astronomy.