a representation of a forked staff with an entwining serpent, used as a symbol of the medical profession and as the insignia of the American Medical Association and other medical organizations.
Compare caduceus (def 2).
staff of Aesculapius
an emblem consisting of a staff with a serpent entwined around it, used by the Royal Medical Corps and the American Medical Association Compare caduceus (sense 2)
staff of Aesculapius staff of Aes·cu·la·pi·us (ěs’kyə-lā’pē-əs)
A rod with a single serpent twining around it, used as the symbol of medicine.
noun, Military. 1. a commissioned officer who is a member of a staff. staff officer noun 1. a commissioned officer serving on the staff of a commander, service, or central headquarters
noun 1. bread, considered as the mainstay of the human diet. staff of life definition A basic staple food, such as bread, rice, or potatoes: “Rice is the staff of life in eastern Asia.” staff of life A staple or necessary food, especially bread. For example, Rice is the staff of life for a majority […]
noun 1. Jean, 1915–79, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. 2. Sir Edward William, 1819–1901, New Zealand political leader, born in Scotland: prime minister 1856–61, 1865–69, 1872. 3. a city in and the county seat of Staffordshire, in central England. 4. Staffordshire. noun 1. a market town in central England, administrative centre of Staffordshire. Pop: 63 […]
[staf-erd-sheer, -sher] /ˈstæf ərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ noun 1. a county in central England. 1154 sq. mi. (2715 sq. km). County seat: Stafford. Staffordshire /ˈstæfədˌʃɪə; -ʃə/ noun 1. a county of central England: lowlands in the east and south rise to the Pennine uplands in the north; important in the history of industry, coal and iron having […]