Word of the Day – Sept. 14 – Caduceus

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Noun: Caduceus  (kuh-DOO-see-us)

Definition:

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

2. An insignia bearing a caduceus and symbolizing a physician.

Sample sentence: The U.S. Army Medical Corps chose the caduceus as its symbol in 1902.

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