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Definitions for Draco
ˈdreɪ koʊ; dreɪˈkoʊ nɪs, drə-dra·co

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Draconoun

    Athenian lawmaker whose code of laws prescribed death for almost every offense (circa 7th century BC)

  2. Draco, Dragonnoun

    a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus

  3. Draco, genus Draconoun

    a reptile genus known as flying dragons or flying lizards


  1. Draconoun

    A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dragon. It features a line of stars (including Thuban) that winds between Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.

  2. Draconoun

    The name of an Athenian lawgiver, known for the severity of his laws.

  3. Draconoun

    One of Actaeon's hounds.

  4. Etymology: From draco, from δράκων


  1. DRACO

    DRACO (double-stranded RNA activated caspase oligomerizer) is a group of experimental antiviral drugs formerly under development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In cell culture, DRACO was reported to have broad-spectrum efficacy against many infectious viruses, including dengue flavivirus, Amapari and Tacaribe arenavirus, Guama bunyavirus, H1N1 influenza and rhinovirus, and was additionally found effective against influenza in vivo in weanling mice. It was reported to induce rapid apoptosis selectively in virus-infected mammalian cells, while leaving uninfected cells unharmed.As of January 2014, work had moved to Draper Laboratory for further testing and development; "the team looks forward to larger scale animal trials and clinical human trials within a decade or less". Dr. Todd Rider presented at the SENS Foundation's SENS6 conference. He left the Draper Laboratory in May 2015 and started a crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo to raise funds to test the drugs against the herpesvirus and retrovirus families. In total it was predicted that $500,000 per year for 4 years would be needed to optimise and demonstrate DRACOs against clinically relevant viruses, however, two crowdfunding campaigns for $90,000 both failed to reach their target in 2016. In 2015, an independent research group reported to have successfully observed antiviral activity against the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) using DRACOs in vitro.As of December 2015, research related to DRACOs had ground to a halt due to a lack of funding.In July 2020, a paper from another independent research group about the effects of DRACO in vitro was published. According to the study, DRACO was nontoxic in uninfected mammalian cells, and cells infected with H1N1 influenza virus showed a "significant", dose-dependent level of apoptosis. In August 2020 a company called Kimer Med in New Zealand started developing VTose, a derivative of DRACO.


  1. draco

    Draco is a Latin term meaning "dragon." There are several usages of this term, including: 1. In astronomy, Draco is a constellation in the northern part of the sky. 2. In mythology, Draco is a dragon or large serpent referenced in several different cultures. 3. Draco can also refer to Draco Malfoy, a character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. 4. In historical context, Draco was an Athenian legislator in 7th century BC, known for his severe legal code. 5. In zoology, Draco is a genus of gliding lizards from Southeast Asia. 6. Draco is also a model of handgun produced by Century Arms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Draconoun

    the Dragon, a northern constellation within which is the north pole of the ecliptic

  2. Draconoun

    a luminous exhalation from marshy grounds

  3. Draconoun

    a genus of lizards. See Dragon, 6

  4. Etymology: [L. See Dragon.]


  1. Draco

    Draco was the first legislator of Athens in Ancient Greece. He replaced the prevailing system of oral law and blood feud by a written code to be enforced only by a court. Known for its harshness, draconian has come to refer to similarly unforgiving rules or laws.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Draco

    drā′kō, n. a northern constellation: a dragon-lizard.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Draco

    a celebrated Athenian law-giver, who first gave stability to the State by committing the laws to writing, and establishing the Ephetæ, or court of appeal, 621 B.C.; only he punished every transgressor of his laws with death, so that his code became unbearable, and was superseded ere long by a milder, instituted by Solon, who affixed the penalty of death to murder alone; he is said to have justified the severity of his code by maintaining that the smallest crime deserved death, and he knew no severer punishment for greater; it is said he was smothered to death in the theatre by the hats and cloaks showered on him as a popular mark of honour; he was archon of Athens.

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  1. Draco

    (Dra′co). One of Actaeon’s hounds.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Draco in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Draco in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Draco in a Sentence

  1. Danica McKellar:

    Draco, I will support you whatever you wan na do. I would put you in acting classes and I would help guide you through it.

  2. Tom Felton:

    In spite of what Draco is like, I really like school, and I miss it a lot when I'm filming. I've a fair idea what I want to do for my GCSEs, I will definitely be doing music.

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