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n. Roman Mythology
The god of medicine and healing, equivalent to Asclepius in Greek mythology.

[Latin Aesculāpius, ultimately (possibly via Etruscan) from Greek Asklāpios, variant of Asklēpios; see Asclepius.]

Aes′cu·la′pi·an adj.


(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman god of medicine or healing. Greek counterpart: Asclepius


(əˈskli pi əs)

the ancient Greek god of medicine and healing, worshiped by the Romans as Aesculapius.
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Noun1.Aesculapius - son of ApolloAesculapius - son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea
References in classic literature ?
They were the dwellings of two young men who were cunning in the law; an equal number of that class who chaffered to the wants of the community under the title of storekeepers; and a disciple of Aesculapius, who, for a novelty, brought more subjects into the world than he sent out of it.
You are said to be great AEsculapius, and I am come to ask your advice in medicine.
I am no worshipper of Hygeia, who was the daughter of that old herb-doctor AEsculapius, and who is represented on monuments holding a serpent in one hand, and in the other a cup out of which the serpent sometimes drinks; but rather of Hebe, cup-bearer to Jupiter, who was the daughter of Juno and wild lettuce, and who had the power of restoring gods and men to the vigor of youth.
Those, again, of Tricca and the stony region of Ithome, and they that held Oechalia, the city of Oechalian Eurytus, these were commanded by the two sons of Aesculapius, skilled in the art of healing, Podalirius and Machaon.
The famous Hercules was one, and so was Achilles, and Philoctetes likewise, and Aesculapius, who acquired immense repute as a doctor.
Fundamentals of anatomy and surgery of the nose, Birmingham, Ala, 1971, Aesculapius Publishing Co.
Among those centres, Pautalia is especially important since it shows Aesculapius inside a temple with four columns.
This was comparable to the Greek symbol of Aesculapius, God of healing (pharmacy, medicine).
The front side bears a portrait of Dr Gerhard and the reverse side shows the classic lamp of knowledge entwined by a serpentine staff of Aesculapius.
Walsh has collected images, some photographs of artifacts, to form a history of medical education beginning with the Greek god of medicine and healing, Aesculapius, and the third-millennium BC fathers of Chinese medicine, Shen Nung and Ch'i Po.
Contract notice: Service coverage system aesculapius and simple erp and update the iris system with the assistance of the service 51 / pn / 2016.
To reread the oath of Aesculapius struck my heart with the depth of the obligations I have to the people who trust me with their lives.