Pronunciation: (lā-ok'ō-on"), [key]
1. Class. Myth.a priest of Apollo at Troy who warned the Trojans of the Trojan Horse, and who, with his two sons, was killed by two huge serpents sent by Athena or Apollo.
2. (italics) a late 2nd-century b.c. representation in marble of Laocoön and his sons struggling with the serpents: attributed to Agesander, Athenodorus, and Polydorus of Rhodes. Also,La•oc'o•on",Laokoön,Laokoon.
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