Caduceus

Symbol of the winged sword and intertwined snakes (Staff of Hermes or herald`s wand), which is often used as the symbol of the medical profession i.e. - - - The actual symbol for the medical profession is not the staff of Hermes (the caduceus), but the staff of Aesculapius (or Asklepios in Greek), which is a knotted wooden staff with a single sna … ...

Caduceus

The caduceus (☤; s or s; from Greek κηρύκειον kērukeion `herald`s staff` ) is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology. The same staff was also borne by heralds in general, for example by Iris, the messenger of Hera. It is a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings. In Roman iconography, it was often......
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Caduceus

• (n.) The official staff or wand of Hermes or Mercury, the messenger of the gods. It was originally said to be a herald`s staff of olive wood, but was afterwards fabled to have two serpents coiled about it, and two wings at the top.
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caduceus

(kә-doo´shәs) the wand of Hermes or Mercury; used as a symbol of the medical profession and as the emblem of the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army. Another symbol of medicine is the staff of Aesculapius, which is the official insignia of the American Medical Association. ...
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caduceus

noun an insignia used by the medical profession; modeled after the staff of Hermes
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CADUCEUS

[expert system] CADUCEUS was a medical expert system finished in the mid-1980s (first begun in the 1970s- it took a long time to build the knowledge base) by Harry Pople (of the University of Pittsburgh), building on Pople`s years of interviews with Dr. Jack Meyers, one of the top internal medicine diagnosticians and a professor at the Univ...
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Caduceus

[horse] Caduceus was a New Zealand bred Standardbred racehorse. Caduceus is notable for winning the 1960 Inter Dominion Trotting Championship, trotting`s premiership event in Australia and New Zealand, from a handicap of 36 yards, in front of a world record crowd. Prior to this in New Zealand, he had won major events including the New Zeala...
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Caduceus

[ship] Caduceus was a convict ship that transported a single convict from Bombay, India to Fremantle, Western Australia in 1858. It arrived in Fremantle on 5 February 1858. The convict, Patrick Devlin, was a 31 year old soldier who had been convicted of a breach of articles of war by court-martial in Hyderabad State in December 1855, and se...
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Caduceus

Ca·du'ce·us noun [ Latin caduceum , caduceus ; akin to Greek ... a herald's wand, from ... herald.] (Myth.) The official staff or wand of Hermes or Mercury, the messenger of the gods. It was originally said to be a herald's staff of olive wood, but was afterwards fabled to have two...
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Caduceus

A caduceus was originally an enchanters wand, and later a herald's staff. It is most familiar in the hands of Hermes. Its first form was three shoots, of which two were intertwined, while the third formed the handle. The fully- developed form has, besides the rod itself, a pair of wings either at the top or in the middle, and two serpents intertwin...
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caduceus

A staff with two oppositely twined serpents and surmounted by two wings; emblem of the U.S. Army Medical Corps. For veterinary medicine the double serpent was changed in 1972 to its present form with a single serpent. ... See: staff of Aesculapius. ... Origin: L. The staff of Mercury; G. Keryx herald, the staff of Hermes ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Caduceus

An ornamental rod twined with two snakes, which face each other at the tip. The rod is often shown winged. It is an attribute of Mercury (Hermes in Greek), the messenger of the gods, and symbolises trade and prosperity. It probably derives from the ribbon-draped willow wand traditionally carried by messengers. It is sometimes confused with the staf...
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caduceus

caduceus (kudyOO'sēus) , wing-topped staff, with two snakes winding about it, carried by Hermes, given to him (according to one legend) by Apollo. The symbol of two intertwined snakes appeared early in Babylonia and is related to other serpent symbols of fertility, wisdom, and healing, and...
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caduceus

caduceus 1. A staff with two oppositely twined serpents and surmounted by two wings; emblem of the U.S. Army Medical Corps. For veterinary medicine the double serpent was changed in 1972 to its present form with a single serpent. 2. An insignia of a caduceus meant, mistakenly, to symbolize a physician. The caduceus served as the symbol of Hermes ...
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Caduceus

Caduceus is the winged and serpent twisted staff or wand of Hermes. It was originally said to be a herald's staff of olive wood, but was afterwards fabled to have two serpents coiled about it, and two wings at the top.
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Caduceus

Caduceus: 1. A rod with two snakes entwined about it topped by a pair of wings. 2. An insignia of a caduceus meant, mistakenly, to symbolize a physician. The caduceus served as the symbol of Hermes and Mercury, the Greek and Roman messenger gods. The caduceus was the sign of a herald and hence a logical symbol for the messenger. However, because of...
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caduceus

In classical mythology, a staff with three shoots, one of which made the handle, the other two being intertwined at the top. The messenger Hermes, or Mercury,...
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caduceus

In mathematics, a pair of curves in space, each of which is a helix and which twist in opposite directions around one another. In mythology, the caduceus is the wing-topped staff, wound about by two snakes, carried by Hermes, the Greek messenger of the gods. The snakes became entwined after Hermes t...
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caduceus

staff carried by Hermes, the messenger of the gods, as a symbol of peace. Among the ancient Greeks and Romans it became the badge of heralds and ... [1 related articles]
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Caduceus

the messenger's staff or wand carried by Hermes and Iris.
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caduceus

Type: Term Pronunciation: kă-dū′sē-ŭs Definitions: 1. A staff with two oppositely twined serpents and surmounted by two wings; emblem of the U S Army Medical Corps. For veterinary medicine, the double serpent was changed in 1972 to its present form, with a single serpent.
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caduceus

[n] - an insignia used by the medical profession
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