Meaning of Aesculapian in English:


Pronunciation /ˌiːskjʊˈleɪpɪən/

See synonyms for Aesculapian on


  • Relating to medicine or physicians.

    ‘The perils of Aesculapian authority include self-fulfilling prophecies and the consequences of miscommunication.’
    • ‘The information on the Aesculapian order is thin and really advances very little.’
    • ‘My profession tends to be less comfortable with Aesculapian authority than medical doctors.’
    • ‘Since 1975, the Aesculapian Awards are presented by medical students in the College of Medicine.’
    • ‘To the Executive Committee are responsible the Aesculapian Society and other elected or appointed committees of medical students.’


Late 16th century from LatinAesculapius, the name of the Roman god of medicine, + -ian.