from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A daughter of Asclepius and goddess of health.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In classical mythology, the goddess of health, the chief of the daughters of Æsculapius (Asklepios).
  • noun The 10th planetoid, discovered by De Gasparis, at Naples, in 1849.

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

  • noun (Classic Myth.) The goddess of health, daughter of Esculapius.

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

  • noun (Greek mythology) the goddess of health; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Panacea


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