Aesculapian

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin the god Aesculapius, from Ancient Greek Ἀσκληπιός (Asklēpiós).

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Aesculapian (comparative more Aesculapian, superlative most Aesculapian)

  1. (literally) of or relating to Aesculapius, the Greco-Roman god of medicine
    The Aesculapian sanctuary on Kos island was also a center of medical learning and practice
  2. (figuratively) medical, concerning healing
    Water therapy at famous springs is an Aesculapian method which recently came back in fashion, as when Bath reemerged from archaelogy to high-society spa

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