Definition of Ophiuchus in English:

Ophiuchus

proper noun

Astronomy
  • A 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.

Pronunciation

Ophiuchus

/äˈfyo͞okəs/ /ɑˈfjukəs/

adjective

(also Ophiuchi)
Astronomy
  • postpositive Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Ophiuchus.

    • ‘the star Eta Ophiuchi’

Pronunciation

Ophiuchus

/äˈfyo͞okəs/ /ɑˈfjukəs/

Origin

Via Latin from Greek Ophioukos. Ophiuchi is the Latin genitive form of Ophiuchus.