Definition of Aesculapian in English:

Aesculapian

adjective

archaic
  • 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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Aesculapian

/ˌiːskjʊˈleɪpɪən/