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noun, genitive Serpentis
[ser-pen-tis] /sərˈpɛn tɪs/ (Show IPA). Astronomy.
the Serpent, a constellation consisting of two separate parts, the head (Serpens Caput) and the tail (Serpens Cauda) with Ophiuchus in between.
noun (Latin genitive) Serpentis (səˈpɛntɪs)
a faint extensive constellation situated in the N and S equatorial regions and divided into two parts, Serpens Caput (the head) lying between Ophiuchus and Boötes and Serpens Cauda (the tail) between Ophiuchus and Aquila


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