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Pronunciation: (nes'us), [key]
n. Class. Myth.
a centaur who, on attempting to seduce Deianira, the wife of Hercules, was shot by Hercules with a poisoned arrow. Before Nessus died, he gave to Deianira the poisoned tunic that ultimately caused Hercules' death. Also,Nes'sos.

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