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[es-kyuh-ley-pee-uh n or, esp. British, ee-skuh-]
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  1. pertaining to Aesculapius.
  2. medical; medicinal.
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  1. a physician; doctor.
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Origin of Aesculapian

First recorded in 1615–25; Aesculapi(us) + -an
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Historical Examples

  • Even in the Christian era, there is evidence of the association of distinguished physicians with AEsculapian temples.

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine

    William Osler

  • The Aesculapian Society awarded him its first gold medal for an experimental inquiry on pus and mucus.

  • The AEsculapian temples may have furnished a rare field for empirical enquiry.

British Dictionary definitions for aesculapian


  1. of or relating to Aesculapius or to the art of medicine
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aesculapian in Medicine


  1. Relating to the art of medicine; medical.
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