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 (kə-do͞o′sē-əs, -shəs, -dyo͞o′-)
n. pl. ca·du·ce·i (-sē-ī′)
a. A herald's wand or staff, especially in ancient times.
b. Greek Mythology A winged staff with two serpents twined around it, carried by Hermes.
2. An insignia modeled on Hermes's staff and used as the symbol of the medical profession.

[Latin cādūceus, alteration of Greek dialectal kārūkeion, from kārūx, herald.]

ca·du′ce·an (-sē-ən, -shən) adj.


relating to a caduceus
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Adj.1.caducean - of or relating to a caduceus
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