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a representation of a forked staff with an entwining serpent, used as a symbol of the medical profession and as the insignia of the American Medical Association and other medical organizations.Compare caduceus (def. 2).
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staff of Aesculapius

noun
an emblem consisting of a staff with a serpent entwined around it, used by the Royal Medical Corps and the American Medical AssociationCompare caduceus (def. 2)
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Medical definitions for staff of Aesculapius

staff of Aesculapius
[ ĕs′kyə-lāpē-əs ]

n.
A rod with a single serpent twining around it, used as the symbol of medicine.
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