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staff of Aesculapius

Pronunciation: staf es'ku-la'pe-us

Definition: A rod encircled by a serpent; symbol of medicine and emblem of the American Medical Association, Royal Army Medical Corps (Britain), and Royal Canadian Medical Corps.

[L. Aesculapius, G. Asklepios, god of medicine]

See Also: caduceus

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