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Definition: 'Caduceus'

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caduceus

Type: Term

Pronunciation: kă-dū′sē-ŭs

Definitions:
1. A staff with two oppositely twined serpents and surmounted by two wings; emblem of the U S Army Medical Corps. For veterinary medicine, the double serpent was changed in 1972 to its present form, with a single serpent.



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