Ophiuchus[äf′ē yo̵̅o̅′kəs, ō′fē-]
a large N and S constellation between Hercules and Scorpius
Origin of OphiuchusClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek ophiouchos, literally , holding a serpent ; from ophis (see ophiolatry) + base of echein, to hold: see scheme
A constellation in the equatorial region near Hercules and Scorpius.
Origin of OphiuchusLatin Ophiūchus, from Greek ophioukhos : ophis, serpent + okhos, holder (from ekhein, to hold; see segh- in Indo-European roots).