Definition of Gecko

1. Noun. Any of various small chiefly tropical and usually nocturnal insectivorous terrestrial lizards typically with immovable eyelids; completely harmless.

Generic synonyms: Lizard
Specialized synonyms: Flying Gecko, Fringed Gecko, Ptychozoon Homalocephalum, Banded Gecko



Definition of Gecko

1. n. Any lizard of the family Geckonidæ. The geckoes are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and vertical, elliptical pupils. Their toes are generally expanded, and furnished with adhesive disks, by which they can run over walls and ceilings. They are numerous in warm countries, and a few species are found in Europe and the United States. See Wall gecko, Fanfoot.

Definition of Gecko

1. Noun. Any lizard of the family ''Gekkonidae''. They are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and adhesive toes enabling them to climb on vertical surfaces. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gecko

1. a small lizard [n GECKOS or GECKOES]

Medical Definition of Gecko

1. Origin: Cf. F. & G. Gecko; so called from the sound which the animal utters. Any lizard of the family Geckonidae. The geckoes are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and vertical, elliptical pupils. Their toes are generally expanded, and furnished with adhesive disks, by which they can run over walls and ceilings. They are numerous in warm countries, and a few species are found in Europe and the United States. See Wall gecko, Fanfoot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gecko

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gecko (current term)
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Literary usage of Gecko

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1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organizationby Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1831)
"gecko, Daud. Grey; head rough; back with twelve series of groups of three or four ... gecko. Toes free, dilated the whole length. gecko, Gray. Common gecko. ..."

2. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatires on the Principles of by Richard Owen, Wm S Orr, John Radford Young, Alexander Jardine, Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Smith, William Sweetland Dallas (1855)
"The name gecko applied to these ... or trne gecko, an inhabitant of India and the neighbouring countries. They do not аП emit a similar sound, however, ..."

3. Catalogue of the Specimens of Lizards in the Collection of the British Museum by John Edward Gray (1845)
"gecko Reevesii, Gray, Griffith, AK ix. 48. under labial; preanal pores in an angular series ; tail ? a. Adult, in spirits. China. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1904)
"FEBRUARY 21, 1903 PROCEEDINGS or THE 0 BIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES OF gecko FROM COCOS ISLAND. ..."

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