Gymnotus Gym*no"tus (j[i^]m*n[=o]"t[u^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. gymno`s naked + nw^tos the back: cf. F. gymnote.] (Zo["o]l.) 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. [1913 Webster]

One fearful shock, fearful but momentary, like that from the electric blow of the gymnotus. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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