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Definition of Hygieia

Hygieia: In Greek mythology, a goddess considered to be the guardian or personification of health. Hygieia was the daughter of Asclepius, the god of healing. In Greek, "hygieia" means health.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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