⚕️ Medical Symbol

Emoji Meaning

A symbol displaying of a rod with a snake entwined around the outside in a downward-spiral shape.

Associated with medicine and health care services such as doctors or hospitals. A similar and related symbol called the Caduceus is frequently used in the United States.

Medical Symbol was approved as part of Unicode 4.1 in 2005 under the name “Staff of Aesculapius” and added to Emoji 4.0 in 2016.

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Also Known As

  • ⚕️ Aesculapius
  • ⚕️ Asklepios
  • ⚕️ Rod of Asclepius

Apple Name

⚕️ Staff of Aesculapius

Unicode Name

⚕️ Staff of Aesculapius



See also



  • Staff of Aesculapius Emoji Proposal: L2/16-160