caduceus: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ku-d'sē-us, -sys, -shus, -dy'-), [key]
— pl. -ce•i
  1. the staff carried by Mercury as messenger of the gods.
  2. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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