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[uh-sklee-pee-uh s]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a son of Apollo and the ancient Greek god of medicine and healing, worshiped by the Romans as Aesculapius.
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  1. Greek myth a god of healing; son of ApolloRoman counterpart: Aesculapius (ˌiːskjʊˈleɪpɪəs)
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god of medicine, Latin, from Greek Asklepios, of unknown origin.

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