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.
postpositive Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Ophiuchus.
- ‘the star Eta Ophiuchi’
Via Latin from Greek Ophioukos. Ophiuchi is the Latin genitive form of Ophiuchus.