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Definition of Hypnos

Hypnos: The Greek and Roman god of sleep. From his name is derived the term hypnosis. Hypnos was the twin of Thanatos, the personification of death. Both Hypnos and Thanatos lived in the underworld.

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

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