drawing of a caduceus

   , caduceus
   A herald's wand or staff, especially in ancient times. In Greek mythology, a winged staff with two snakes twined around it, carried by Hermes (Mercury is his Roman name). As an insignia, the caduceus is also a traditional symbol of the medical profession. (pr. k?-DOO-see-?s)

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