What does Caduceus mean?

1 : the symbolic staff of a herald specifically : a representation of a staff with two entwined snakes and two wings at the top.

How do you pronounce Caduceus?

noun, plural ca·du·ce·i [kuh-doo-see-ahy, -shee-ahy, -dyoo-]. Classical Mythology. the staff carried by Mercury as messenger of the gods.

What is the caduceus and what does it stand for?

The Caduceus is a symbol of Hermes or Mercury in Greek and Roman mythology. Caduceus symbol is identified with thieves, merchants, and messengers, and Mercury is said to be a patron of thieves and outlaws, not a desirable protector of physicians.

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