Definition of Dracunculus

1. Noun. Tuberous herbaceous perennials: dragon arum.

Exact synonyms: Genus Dracunculus
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Araceae, Arum Family, Family Araceae
Member holonyms: Dracunculus Vulgaris, Dragon Arum, Green Dragon



2. Noun. Type genus of the family Dracunculidae.
Exact synonyms: Genus Dracunculus
Generic synonyms: Worm Genus
Group relationships: Dracunculidae, Family Dracunculidae
Member holonyms: Dracunculus Medinensis, Guinea Worm

Definition of Dracunculus

1. n. A fish; the dragonet.

Medical Definition of Dracunculus

1. Origin: L, dim. Of draco dragon. A fish; the dragonet. The Guinea worm (Filaria medinensis). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dracunculus

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draconin
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dracontic
dracontine
dracontium
draculin
dracunculiasis
dracunculoidea
dracunculosis
dracunculus (current term)
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draft
draft-quality
draft animal
draft animals
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Literary usage of Dracunculus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of the Specimens of Lizards in the Collection of the British Museum by John Edward Gray (1845)
"dracunculus, Weigmann. Head quadrangular, covered with small unequal scales. ... dracunculus ornatus. Grey, head black cross-banded, chin black-dotted; ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1818)
"THE EDINBURGH MEDICAL AND SURGICAL JOURNAL. 1. APRIL 1815. • - PART I. ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. On the Malis dracunculus, or Guinea-Worm. ..."

3. Diseases of the skin: Their Description, Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment by Henry Radcliffe Crocker (1888)
"dracunculus MEDINENSIS.t Synonyms.—Filaria medinensis; Guinea worm; ... A nematode worm of the genus dracunculus, which attains to maturity in the human ..."

4. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"dracunculus (GUINEA WORM). This parasite nematode worm is found in tropical countries— Guinea, Senegal, the West Coast of Africa, upper Egypt, Persia, ..."

5. The London Medical Gazette (1831)
"He is of opinion that the frequency of dracunculus dates only from the above year, and u„> communicated to the Arabs and Egyptians by negroes. ..."

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