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Hygieia

[ hahy-jee-uh ]
/ haɪˈdʒi ə /
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noun

Classical Mythology. the ancient Greek goddess of health.
Astronomy. the fourth largest asteroid in our solar system, discovered in 1849 and located in the asteroid belt. See also Ceres (def. 2), Pallas (def. 2), Vesta (def. 2).

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Origin of Hygieia

First recorded in 1700–10; from Greek Hygíeiā, the goddess of health, personification of hygíeiā “health, soundness of body,” equivalent to hygiḗ(s) “healthy, sound” + -ia noun suffix; see -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM Hygieia

Hy·gie·ian, adjective
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