aesculapian


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Related to aesculapian: dendroglyph, Aesculapian staff

aes·cu·la·pi·an

(es-kyū-lā'pē-ăn),
Relating to Aesculapius, the art of medicine, or a medical practitioner.
Synonym(s): esculapian
[L. Aesculapius, G. Asklēpios, the god of medicine]

aes·cu·la·pi·an

(ēskyū-lāpē-ăn)
Relating to Aesculapius, the art of medicine, or a medical practitioner.
[L. Aesculapius, G. Asklēpios, the god of medicine]
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During the 1960s a female aesculapian snake was brought to Colwyn Bay as an intended exhibit.
He currently chairs the executive board for the medical sciences at UCLA and directs the annual Aesculapian Ball to raise funds for the medical school.
The spine becomes an Aesculapian staff wound by contrary forces: "around [the spine] .
In 1834 Graham published a whole book of case histories, pompously entitled The Aesculapian Tablets of the Nineteenth Century, in which grateful patients revealed how a vegetable diet had saved them from frightful maladies.
Rumours abounded the aesculapian rat snake had slipped out of Colwyn Bay Mountain Zoo, and was breeding in the wild.
In addition, the valleys are home to some snakes, especially Dromicus angustilineaus, which is reminiscent of the Aesculapian snake (Elaphe longissima) from Europe, and Tachymenis peruviana, which resembles a European terrestrial smooth snake (Coronella).