Definition of Serpens

1. Noun. A constellation in the equatorial region of the northern hemisphere near Ophiuchus and Corona Borealis.

Generic synonyms: Constellation

Definition of Serpens

1. n. A constellation represented as a serpent held by Serpentarius.

Definition of Serpens

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A large summer constellation of the northern sky said to resemble a snake. It is the only constellation consisting of two parts (Serpens Caput and Serpens Cauda) separated by the constellation Ophiuchus, representing the snake handler Asclepius. ¹

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Medical Definition of Serpens

1. A constellation represented as a serpent held by Serpentarius. Origin: L. See Serpent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serpens

serous membrane
serous membranes
serous meningitis
serous otitis
serous pericardium
serous pleurisy
serous retinitis
serous synovitis
serous tunic
serpens (current term)
serpent fern
serpent star
serpent ulcer of cornea
serpentine aneurysm

Literary usage of Serpens

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Practical Experience with Serum-therapy in Ulcus serpens. ... 417) reports of 23 cases of ulcus serpens, the pneumococcus was found alone in 22, ..."

2. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs, Alexander Duane (1899)
"tiil:i. together with the cicatricial tissue surrounding it, and implanting in the opening an equally large piece of healthy cornea. 2. Ulcus serpens Cornea ..."

3. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"A recent ulcus serpens appears under the form of a grayish-white or ... These changes in the cornea are 11 Synonymous terms for ulcus serpens (Saemisch) are ..."

4. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1860)
"Scomber serpens, Solander. D. 31 | 13 | VI. A. 10 | VI. The ventral is reduced to a very small spine. The height of the body is one-fifteenth of the total ..."

5. Catalogue of Apodal Fish, in the Collection of the British Museum by Johann Jakob Kaup (1856)
"Dr. Bleeker names the Japanese fish Oph. macrorhynchus; but as I have not examined the Oph. serpens of the Fauna Japonica, I can offer no opinion thereon. ..."

6. The Geography of the Heavens, and Class-book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt, Thomas Dick, Hiram Mattison (1850)
"serpens. THE SERPENT.—There are no less than fonr kinds of ser pents placed among the constellations. The first is the Hydra, ..."

7. Mosses with a Hand-lens: A Non-technical Handbook of the More Common and by Abel Joel Grout (1905)
"A. serpens (L.) B. & S., the Creeping Hypnum, is common on soil and moist rotten wood in shaded places. As will be seen from the figures of the plants the ..."

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