as·​cle·​pi·​ad ə-ˈsklē-pē-əd How to pronounce asclepiad (audio)

Word History


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

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of asclepiad was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Asclepiad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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