usually capitalized : of or relating to Hygeia, the ancient Greek goddess of health
: of or relating to health or to medical practice

Word History


Hygeia, ancient Greek goddess of health (from Latin Hygea, from Greek Hygieia, from hygieia health, from hygiēs sound, healthy) + English -an

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“Hygeian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hygeian. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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