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Definition of the noun caduceus

What does caduceus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: caducei

  1. an insignia used by the medical profession; modeled after the staff of Hermes
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: insignia = a badge worn to show official position

Alternative definition of the noun caduceus


  1. The official wand carried by a herald in ancient Greece and Rome, specifically the one carried in mythology by Hermes, the messenger of the gods, usually represented with two snakes twined around it.
  2. A symbol ([unicode, ☤]) representing a staff with two snakes wrapped around it, used to indicate merchants and messengers, and also sometimes as a symbol of medicine.


Caduceus is a musical group.

  • album: "Home"


"Caduceus" is a musical album of Akira Rabelais.

  • released on (4 years ago)


"Caduceus" is an Artwork.


  1. CADUCEUS was a medical expert system finished in the mid-1980s by Harry Pople, building on Pople's years of interviews with Dr. Jack Meyers, one of the top internal medicine diagnosticians and a professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Their motivation was an intent to improve on MYCIN - which focused on blood-borne infectious bacteria - to focus on more comprehensive issues than a narrow field like blood poisoning; instead embracing all internal medicine. CADUCEUS eventually could diagnose up to 1000 different diseases.
    • developer: Harry Pople
  2. Caduceus was a New Zealand bred Standardbred racehorse. Caduceus is notable for winning the 1960 Inter Dominion Trotting Championship, trotting's premiership event in Australia and New Zealand, from a handicap of 36 yards, in front of a world record crowd. Prior to this in New Zealand, he had won major events including the New Zealand Free For All sprint race on three occasions plus the Auckland Trotting Cup.
  3. Caduceus was a convict ship that transported a single convict from Bombay, India to Fremantle, Western Australia in 1858. It arrived in Fremantle on 5 February 1858. The convict, Patrick Devlin, was a 31 year old soldier who had been convicted of a breach of articles of war by court-martial in Hyderabad State in December 1855, and sentenced to 14 years transportation. In addition to Devlin, there were three other passengers on board.

Phrases with Caduceus

  1. Blacus Caduceus
  2. Tabanus Caduceus
  3. Rhaphoneis Caduceus
  4. Sceptroneis Caduceus
  5. Dicellograptus Caduceus
  6. Species Blacus Caduceus
  7. Species Tabanus Caduceus
  8. Species Rhaphoneis Caduceus
  9. Species Dicellograptus Caduceus

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Caduceus

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Google previewA Dictionary of Symbols (2013)

by J. E. Cirlot

To-day the caduceus is the insignia of the Catholic bishop in the Ukraine. The caduceus also signifies the integration of the four elements, the wand corresponding to earth, the wings to air, the serpents to fire and water (by analogy with the ...

Google previewExperience Personal Fulfillment and Achieve Your Life?s Destiny (2013)

by James Anderson Charleson

The Caduceus is an emblem of the Tree of Life.

The Caduceus is a pair of snakes, representing the union of the Male and Female, circling the “Tree ofLife”, which traditionally connected the three Worlds, the Underworld, the Earth and the ...

Google previewMedical Meanings (2003)

A Glossary of Word Origins by William S. Haubrich

caduceus is a winged rod adorned by two serpents entwined as a double-helix.

Google previewThe Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The Ultimate A–Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac (2010)

by Adele Nozedar

The Caduceus is an extremely ancient symbol, and its earliest recorded appearance is on the goblet of the King of Lagash, dating back some 2600 years BC. The Caduceus is the emblem of Mercury/ Hermes and is incredibly rich in meanings: ...

Google previewThe Second Court Secret (1744)

A Moving Scene for the Year Seventeen Hundred Forty-three, Interspers'd with a Remarkable Fragment of Secret History

holding a Caduceus in one Hand, and a Nofegay of Rofes and Ears of Corn in the other. The Caduceus is a white Staff, or Wand ; among the Romans, carried by thofe who went to proclaim Peace with any People they were at Variance with.

Google previewComing Into Being (1998)

Artifacts and Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness by William Irwin Thompson

Now, the caduceus is an emblem that has been used for thousands of years by yogic initiates. In kriya yoga, there is a particular mantra, a cool lunar tonality that is used to bring up the energy in the moon channel from the base of the spine to ...

Google previewWhere Were You Before The Tree of Life? Volume 3

by Peter R. Farley

The caduceus is a symbolic staff surmounted by two wings and entwined with two snakes. Among the ancient Greeks it was carried by heralds and ambassadors as a badge of office and a mark of personal inviolability, because it was the ...

Google previewMagick of the Ancient Gods (2009)

by Michael Ford

The difference between the Rhabdos and Kerykeion is that the Kerykeion or Caduceus is the King's Scepter held by the herald as deputy, thus power invested. The Rhabdos is a simple wand and is an enchanter's wand. Hermes Chthonius ...

Google previewMagic Wand (1998)

by Hilton Hotema

The dictionary says the Caduceus is a wand, entwined by two serpents, surmounted by a globe with two wings, and was borne by Mercury, messenger of the Gods, a* an ensign of office. Yes, but what do the serpents, the globe, and the wings ...

Google previewResonance Alchemy (2013)

Awakening the Tree of Life by Katherine Parker

The Caduceus is a symbolic representation of the Law of Three, the interaction of the active, passive and neutral principals and energies in our consciousness and subtle energy fields. One of the primary manifestations of this law are the three ...

Google previewTuning the Human Biofield (2014)

Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy by Eileen Day McKusick

The caduceus is an esoteric symbol that various texts describe as originating in ancient Egypt. It features two snakes, representing the two etheric channels that comprise kundalini energy running up through the body, connecting the lower ...

Google previewCatalyst of Power (2006)

by Jon Whale

The Caduceus is the ancient Greek emblem, often used as a logo by various members of the medical and dental profession, and it is also the name of a popular alternative and complementary health magazine. Very few people are aware of ...

Google previewDictionary of Images and Symbols in Counselling (1998)

by William Stewart

Among the ancient Greeks the caduceus was carried by heralds and ambassadors as a badge of office and a mark of personal inviolability, because it was the symbol of Hermes, the messenger of the gods. According to Virgil's Aeneid, the ...

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Your arm
an angry intaglio
Your secret

Oh, daughter
I did not
protect you (Callista Caduceus)
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Scrabble value of C3A1D2U1C3E1U1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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