staff of Aesculapius

noun
staff of Aes·​cu·​la·​pi·​us | \-ˌes-kyə-ˈlā-pē-əs \

Medical Definition of staff of Aesculapius 

: a conventionalized representation of a staff branched at the top with a single snake twined around it that is used as a symbol of medicine and as the official insignia of the American Medical Association

called also Aesculapian staff

— compare caduceus sense a

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