Definition of Gymnotus

1. n. A genus of South American fresh-water fishes, including the Gymnotus electricus, or electric eel. It has a greenish, eel-like body, and is possessed of electric power.



Medical Definition of Gymnotus

1. A genus of South American fresh water fishes, including the Gymnotus electricus, or electric eel. It has a greenish, eel-like body, and is possessed of electric power. "One fearful shock, fearful but momentary, like from the electric blow of the gymnotus." (De Quincey) Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Gymnos naked + the back: cf. F. Gymnote. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gymnotus

gymnosophist
gymnosophists
gymnosophy
gymnothecium
gymnotoka
gymnotus (current term)
gymnure
gymnures
gymp
gymped
gymping
gymps
gyms
gymslip
gymslipped
gymslips
gyn-
gynae
gynaecandrous
gynaecea

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