⚕️Medical Symbol

Meaning and Description

The current ⚕️ is a variant Emoji (emoji style, displaying colorful symbols on most new platforms), and it has two corresponding Emoji: ⚕︎ (text style, displaying black and white symbols on some old platforms) and (basic Emoji without variant symbols) .

A snake is wrapped around a stick. It is a medical symbol, also called a snake stick. It is the rod held by Asclepius, the god of medicine in Greek mythology. It is commonly used in global medical emergency signs.


The meaning of emoji symbol ⚕️ is Medical Symbol , it is related to medicine, aesculapius, medical symbol, staff , it can be found in category: "🚭Symbols" - "⚕️other-symbol".

⚕️ other meaning is Rod of Asclepius
In Greek mythology, the Rod of Asclepius (Greek: Ράβδος του Ασκληπιού, Rábdos tou Asklipioú, sometimes also spelled Asklepios), also known as the Staff of Aesculapius and as the asklepian, is a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the Greek god Asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine. The symbol has continued to be used in modern times, where it is associated with medicine and health care, yet frequently confused with the staff of the god Hermes, the caduceus. Theories have been proposed about the Greek origin of the symbol and its implications.

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Examples and Usage

Popular science: ⚕️ The shedding of snakes represents recovery and renew, and is regarded as a symbol of "rebirth" by people. Snake venom is both poisonous and can also be used for medicinal purposes. The snake stick also implies that the doctor is between "life and death", "health and disease”.

The Indian medical association ⚕️ has declared a state of medical emergency.

Basic Information

Emoji⚕️emoji style, displaying colorful symbols on most new platforms
ShortnameMedical Symbol
Known AsAesculapius | Asklepios | Rod of Asclepius
Apple NameStaff of Aesculapius
CodepointU+2695 FE0F

2695 - Medical Symbol

FE0F - VARIATION SELECTOR-16

DecimalALT+9877 ALT+65039
Unicode Version4.1 (2005-03-31)
Emoji Version4.0 (2016-11-14)
Category🚭Symbols
Sub Category⚕️other-symbol
Keywordsmedicine, aesculapius, medical symbol, staff

Popularity rating over time

⚕️ (2695 FE0F) Popularity rating over time100755025016-6-1217-8-1318-10-1419-12-1521-2-14

Date Range: 2016-06-12 - 2021-06-12

Update Time: 2021-06-13 09:18:16 Asia/Shanghai

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