caduceus: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ku-d'sē-us, -sys, -shus, -dy'-), [key]
— pl. -ce•i
- the staff carried by Mercury as messenger of the gods.
- a representation of this staff used as an emblem of the medical profession and as the insignia of the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Cf.
- caduceus (Thesaurus)