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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.


of or relating to Aesculapius or to the art of medicine


(ˌɛs kyəˈleɪ pi ən)

of or pertaining to the healing arts.
[1615–25; < Latin Aesculāpi(us) Asclepius + -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Aesculapian - of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing artaesculapian - of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art


Äskulap-; Aesculapian staffÄskulapstab m
(Med) → ärztlich
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