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Leopard Gecko Glossary

Leopard Gecko Glossary Of Related Terminology

Betadine

be·ta·dine
used for a preparation of povidone-iodine

Ca:P

Calcium to Phosphorus Ratio Abbreviation

CHE

Ceramic Heat Emitter Abbreviation

Cloaca

clo·a·ca
the common chamber into which the intestinal and urogenital tracts discharge especially in monotreme mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and elasmobranch fishes; also: a comparable chamber of an invertebrate

Cold-Blooded

cold–blood·ed
having cold blood; specifically: having a body temperature not internally regulated but approximating that of the environment

Dehydration

de·hy·dra·tion
the process of dehydrating; especially: an abnormal depletion of body fluids such as water

Digits

dig·it
a finger or toe

Dystocia

dys·to·cia
1: slow or difficult labor or delivery
2: egg binding
Dystocia In Reptiles

Ectotherm

ec·to·therm
a cold-blooded animal

Egg-Bound

egg-bound
unable to pass an egg
Dystocia In Reptiles

Femoral Pore

fe·mor·al pore
holocrine secretory gland found on the inside of the thighs of certain lizards and amphisbaenians

Full Spectrum

full spec·trum
light that covers the electromagnetic spectrum from infrared to near-ultraviolet, or all wavelengths that are useful to plant or animal life

Gravid

grav·id
distended with or full of eggs - pregnant

Gravidity

grav·id·i·ty
the process of being distended with or full of eggs - gravid - pregnant

Habitat

hab·i·tat
the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives and grows

Hemipenes

hem·i·penes
one of a pair of intromittent organs of male squamates (snakes, lizards and worm lizards) - sexual organs

Herpetoculturist

her·pet·o·cul·turist
one who keeps reptiles and/or amphibians in captivity

Herpetologist

her·pe·tol·o·gist
a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with reptiles and amphibians

Herpetology

her·pe·tol·o·gy
a branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians

Humidity

hu·mid·i·ty
moisture in the air : the amount of moisture in the air

Husbandry

hus·band·ry
the activity of raising plants or animals for food

Impaction

im·pac·tion
the act of becoming or the state of being impacted; especially : lodgment of something (as feces) in a body passage or cavity
Leopard Gecko Impaction

Incandescent

in·can·des·cent
white or glowing because of great heat, producing bright light when heated

Infrared

in·fra·red
1: producing or using rays of light that cannot be seen and that are longer than rays that produce red light
2: situated outside the visible spectrum at its red end —used of radiation having a wavelength between about 700 nanometers and 1 millimeter

Jacobson's Organ

ja·cob·sons organ
vomeronasal organ - an organ of chemoreception that is part of the olfactory system of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals, although it does not occur in all tetrapod groups

Lethargy

leth·ar·gy
abnormal drowsiness, the quality or state of being lazy, sluggish, or indifferent

MBD

m·b·d abbreviated term, acronym for Metabolic Bone Disease
Metabolic Bone Disease

Metabolic Bone Disease

an umbrella term referring to abnormalities of bones caused by a broad spectrum of disorders such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium or vitamin D deficiencies leading to dramatic clinical disorders
Metabolic Bone Disease

Mouth Rot

mouth·rot
Infectious Stomatitis - bacterial infection of the mouth - often a blanket term for issues on or surrounding the mouth

Necropsy

nec·rop·sy
an autopsy performed on an animal

Neuter

neu·ter
lacking or having imperfectly developed or nonfunctional generative organs

Parasites

par·a·site
an animal or plant that lives in or on another animal or plant and gets food or protection from it

Particulate

par·tic·u·late
of or relating to minute - small separate particles

Phosphorus

phos·pho·rus
a nonmetallic multivalent element that occurs widely in combined form especially as inorganic phosphates in minerals, soils, natural waters, bones, and teeth and as organic phosphates in all living cells and that exists in several allotropic forms — element table symbol: P

Poikilotherm

poi·ki·lo·therm
an organism with a variable body temperature that tends to fluctuate with and is similar to or slightly higher than the temperature of its environment : a cold-blooded organism see also cold-blooded, ectotherm

Prolapse

pro·lapse
the falling down or slipping of a body part from its usual position or relations

Renal

re·nal
relating to, involving, affecting, or located in the region of the kidneys

Stomatitis

sto·ma·ti·tis
any of numerous inflammatory diseases of the mouth having various causes (as mechanical trauma, allergy, vitamin deficiency, or infection)

Substrate

sub·strate
the base on which an organism lives

Thermoregulate

ther·mo·reg·u·late
the maintenance or regulation of temperature; specifically : the maintenance of a particular temperature of the living body

Ulcerative Stomatitis

ul·cer·a·tive sto·mat·itis
refers to any inflammatory process affecting the mucous membranes of the mouth and lips, with or without oral ulceration

Ultraviolet Light (UV Light)

ul·tra·vi·o·let light
electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays (from 400 nm to 10 nm in wavelength). Though usually invisible, under some conditions children and young adults can see ultraviolet down to wavelengths of about 310 nm

Vent

vent
an opening for the escape of a gas or liquid or for the relief of pressure; especially : the external opening of the rectum or cloaca

Vitamin D3

vit·a·min d·3
1: cholecalciferol
2: vitamin D refers to a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc

Vomeronasal Organ (VNO)

vom·ero·na·sal or·gan
Jacobson's organ - an auxiliary olfactory sense organ that is found in many animals