staff aesculapius

staff of Aesculapius

noun
a representation of a forked staff with an entwining serpent, used as a symbol of the medical profession and as the insignia of the American Medical Association and other medical organizations. Compare caduceus ( def 2 ).
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staff of Aesculapius
 
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Compare caduceus an emblem consisting of a staff with a serpent entwined around it, used by the Royal Medical Corps and the American Medical Association

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staff of Aesculapius staff of Aes·cu·la·pi·us (ěs'kyə-lā'pē-əs)
n.
A rod with a single serpent twining around it, used as the symbol of medicine.

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