aesculapian staff

aesculapian staff
A symbol of the medical profession, consisting of a branched staff with a single snake twined around it.

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  • Aesculapian staff — Aes·cu·la·pi·an staff .es kyə lā pē ən n STAFF OF AESCULAPIUS …   Medical dictionary

  • aesculapian staff — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : staff of aesculapius …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aesculapian staff — see staff of aesculapius …   Useful english dictionary

  • Staff of Aesculapius — A rod or stick with the snake curled around it is the staff (the rod) of Aesculapius (also called Asklepios), the ancient god of medicine. His Greek name was Asklepios and his Roman name Aesculapius. In reality, Asklepios may have been a real… …   Medical dictionary

  • staff of aesculapius — Usage: usually capitalized A Etymology: after Aesculapius, Greco Roman god of medicine, from Latin, from Greek Asklēpios : a conventionalized representation of a staff branched at the top with a single snake twined around it that is used as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aesculapian Snake — Taxobox | name = Aesculapian Snake image width = 250px status = NE status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata subordo = Serpentes familia = Colubridae genus = Elaphe species = E. longissima… …   Wikipedia

  • aesculapian — Relating to Aesculapius, the art of medicine, or a medical practitioner. SYN: esculapian. [L. Aesculapius, G. Asklepios, the god of medicine] * * * Aes·cu·la·pi·an .es kyə lā pē ən adj of or relating to Aesculapius or the healing art: MEDICAL… …   Medical dictionary

  • Rod of Asclepius — ymbolismThe rod of Asclepius symbolizes the healing arts by combining the serpent, which in shedding its skin is a symbol of rebirth and fertility, with the staff, a symbol of authority befitting the god of Medicine. The snake wrapped around the… …   Wikipedia

  • University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center — Infobox University name = University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center motto = Pro Deo et Patria (In the Service of God and Country) established = 1956 type = Private, non sectarian president = chancellor = city = Quezon City… …   Wikipedia

  • College of community physicians — The College of Community Physicians (CCPSL) of Sri Lanka is the professional body of the Public Health Practitioners in Sri Lanka. The membership consists of specialists in Community Medicine and master s degree holders in Community Medicine. In… …   Wikipedia

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