dracunculus

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English[edit]

A dracunculus fish, Synchiropus splendidus
dracunculus (Dracunculus medinesis) larvae

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dracunculus, diminutive of draco (dragon).

Noun[edit]

dracunculus (plural dracunculi)

  1. A fish, the dragonet.
  2. The Guinea worm (Filaria medinensis, now Dracunculus medinensis).

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dracō, dracōnis (dragon) +‎ -culus.

Noun[edit]

dracunculus m (plural dracunculi)

  1. a small dragon or serpent
  2. a thread twisted like a serpent
  3. a sort of fish, dragonet
  4. tarragon

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