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Definition: 'Heloderma'

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Heloderma

Type: Term

Pronunciation: hē-lō-dĕr′mă

Definitions:
1. The only genus of poisonous lizards, such as the Gila monster, so named because of the tubercular scales that cover their bodies. They are native to Mexico and the southwestern U.S.

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