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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  • These bottles and nipples are known as the "Hygeia," and have proven to be a great source of comfort to the baby as well as to the mother or nurse whose duty it is to keep them clean.

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  • The goddess "Hygeia" dost not figure among their names, nor yet that Byzantine Monarch whose infantile exploit might be re-enacted in ripest maturity without attracting any attention in San Demetrio.

    Old Calabria Norman Douglas 1910

  • There is on the market at the present time a bottle called the "Hygeia," which possesses the necessary qualifications in a perfectly satisfactory way.

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  • Good vibes comin' at you for the surgery - may Asclepius and Hygeia intervene so that your surgery is uneventful and your recovery swift.

    Intake Interview Anne Johnson 2008

  • Hygeia herself would have fallen sick under such a regimen; and how much more this poor old nervous victim?

    Vanity Fair 2006

  • I am no worshipper of Hygeia, who was the daughter of that old herb-doctor

    Walden 2004

  • Those raw boys prancing around on Hygeia would maintain that he's not as good as you because he's got a pot-belly.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame Various, 1973

  • Look at that crazy crowd on Hygeia, for instance. '

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame Various, 1973


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