dracunculus

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Etymology[edit]

Latin, diminutive of draco (dragon).

Noun[edit]

dracunculus (plural dracunculi)

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



Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dracon-, stem of draco (dragon) +‎ -culus (diminutive)

Noun[edit]

dracunculus (plural dracunculi)

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