Definition of Ophiuchus

1. Noun. A large constellation in the equatorial region between Hercules and Scorpius.

Generic synonyms: Constellation



Definition of Ophiuchus

1. n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere, delineated as a man holding a serpent in his hands; -- called also Serpentarius.

Definition of Ophiuchus

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A zodiacal constellation of the northern summer said to depict a man (Asclepius) holding a serpent; the serpent is the constellation Serpens. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Ophiuchus

1. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere, delineated as a man holding a serpent in his hands. Synonym: Serpentarius. Origin: L, fr. Gr, lit, holding a serpent; a serpent + to hold. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ophiuchus

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ophiomancy
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ophiophagous
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ophiuchus (current term)
ophiura
ophiuran
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ophryitis

Literary usage of Ophiuchus

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1. A Field Book of the Stars by William Tyler Olcott (1907)
"It is at one angle of an isosceles triangle, of which Altair is at the apex, and Vega the third angle. > Two constellations are here combined. \ophiuchus is ..."

2. The Heavens: An Illustrated Handbook of Popular Astronomy by Amédée Guillemin (1867)
"152, 4) in ophiuchus. The oval form of the ring is already decided in the nebula numbered 5, which presents, moreover, a singularity which we shall again ..."

3. The Observatory by Royal Astronomical Society (Gran Bretaña), Royal Greenwich Observatory, NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service, Royal astronomical society GB (1899)
"The Constellations Equuleus, Hercules, and ophiuchus. GENTLEMEN,— Equuleus, of course, means a foal or little horse; but this small constellation is called ..."

4. The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt, Thomas Dick (1849)
"SERPENTARIUS, VEL ophiuchus—THE SERPENT-BEARER. Favorably situated for examination in June, July, and August. SERPENTARIUS, VEL OPHIUCUS. ..."

5. Half-hours with the Telescope: Being a Popular Guide to the Use of the by Richard Anthony Proctor (1873)
"A HALF-HOUR WITH BOOTES, SCORPIO, ophiuchus, ETC. WE now commence a series of observations suited to the third quarter of the year, and,to the following ..."

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