Caducean Ca*du"ce*an, a. Of or belonging to Mercury's caduceus, or wand. [1913 Webster]

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  • caducean — See caduceus. * * * …   Universalium

  • caducean — ca·du·ce·an …   English syllables

  • caducean — adjective of or relating to a caduceus • Pertains to noun: ↑caduceus • Derivationally related forms: ↑caduceus …   Useful english dictionary

  • caduceus — caducean, adj. /keuh dooh see euhs, syoohs, sheuhs, dyooh /, n., pl. caducei / see uy /. 1. Class. Myth. 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… …   Universalium

  • caduceus — /kəˈdjusiəs/ (say kuh dyoohseeuhs) noun (plural caducei /kəˈdjusii/ (say kuh dyoohseeee)) 1. the staff carried by Hermes, or Mercury, as herald or messenger of the gods. 2. a similar staff used as an emblem of the medical profession and as the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • caduceus —   n. (pl. ei ) winged wand entwined with snakes, borne by Mercury; herald s wand of office.    ♦ caducean, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • caduceus — [kə do͞o′sē əs, kədyo͞o′sē əs] n. pl. caducei [kə do͞o′sē ī΄, kə dyo͞o′sē ī΄] [L, ? via Etr < Gr(Doric) karykeion, for Gr kērykeion < kēryx, herald < IE base * kar , to praise > OHG hruom, Ger ruhm] 1. the staff of an ancient herald;… …   English World dictionary