Hygiea

[ hī-jēə ]

The fourth largest asteroid, having a diameter of about 430 km (267 mi). See more at asteroid.

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Examples from the Web for hygiea

  • Hygiea, the goddess of health, is represented in works of art as a virgin dressed in a long robe and feeding a serpent from a cup.

    Voltaire's Romances|Franois-Marie Arouet