asclepiad

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noun as·cle·pi·ad \ə-ˈsklē-pē-əd, a-, -ˌad\

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Origin and Etymology of asclepiad

ultimately from Greek asklēpiad-, asklēpias celandine, from Asklēpios, Greek god of medicine


First Known Use: 1859


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