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staff of Aesculapius

noun
1.
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

noun
1.
an emblem consisting of a staff with a serpent entwined around it, used by the Royal Medical Corps and the American Medical Association Compare caduceus (sense 2)
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staff aesculapius in Medicine

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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