Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Æsculapius, god of medicine; medical; pertaining to the healing art.
  • noun A medical man; a physician: generally in a humorous sense.
  • noun Also spelled Esculapian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to Æsculapius or to the healing art; medical; medicinal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective literally of or relating to the above Greco-Roman god of medicine
  • adjective figuratively medical, concerning healing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art

Etymologies

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From Latin the god Aesculapius, from Ancient Greek Ἀσκληπιός (Asklēpiós).

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