- a son of Asclepius who was famed as a healer and who served as physician of the Greeks in the Trojan War.
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Examples from the Web for machaon
I can now see for myself that he is Machaon, shepherd of his people.
Talthybius did as he was told, and went about the host trying to find Machaon.
Machaon was surgeon to Menelaus and Podalarius was the pioneer of phlebotomy.Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine
James Sands Elliott
Get Machaon into your chariot and drive swiftly from the press of battle.The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy
So saying, he roused Machaon, who his course Through the wide host began.The Iliad of Homer