Origin: Anc Greek σκελετός/skeletos (= the group of bones of an animal body) > σκέλλω /skello(=dry up) > σκληρός/scleros(=hard)
The structure composed of inorganic material that protects and supports the soft parts of an animal body. There are two types of skeleton a) an internal (endoskeleton) as in vertebrates
and b) an external (exoskeleton), as in arthropods.
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Asclepius is the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology. The rod of Asclepius (a snake-entwined staff), remains a symbol of medicine untill today. He was one of Apollo’s sons. His name Ασκληπιός/asclepios means the man who converts “ασκελή» (things without juise) to « ήπια»(=calm, mild, soft)" . His wife Ηπιονη (Ipioni) represents the mildness in Medicine.