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  • n. The symbol of a rod entwined with a serpent, which represents healing and medicine.


From the Greek deity Asclepius. (Wiktionary)


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  • Asclepius’ staff, one snake & no wings, symbol of medicine (cf. “caduceus”, Hermes’ staff, two snakes & wings, symbol of commerce)

    May 2, 2011