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noun (in the Iliad)
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • I can now see for myself that he is Machaon, shepherd of his people.

    The Iliad


  • 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.

  • Get Machaon into your chariot and drive swiftly from the press of battle.

  • So saying, he roused Machaon, who his course Through the wide host began.