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Măchāon , ŏnis, m., = Μαχάων,
I.son of Æsculapius, a famous surgeon of the Greeks before Troy, Cels. praef.; Prop. 2, 1, 61; Verg. A. 2, 263; Ov. P. 3, 4, 7 al.
II. Transf., in plur., surgeons, physicians: “quid tibi cum medicis? dimitte Machaonas omnes,Mart. 2, 16, 5.—Hence,
A. Ma-chāŏnĭcus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Machaon: “ars,” i. e. the art of surgery, Sid. Ep. 2, 12.—
B. Măchāŏnĭus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Machaon, Machaonian, surgical: “Machaoniā ope sanus,Ov. R. Am. 546: “sucus,Stat. S. 1, 4, 114.
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    • Vergil, Aeneid, 2.263
    • Ovid, Ex Ponto, 3.4
    • Statius, Silvae, 1.4
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