from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of very small American lizards of the family Iguanidæ, nearly related both to Holbrookia and to Sceloporus. There are several species, as U. elegans, U. stansburiana, U. ornata, etc., inhabiting western regions of the United States, as from Utah southward.
  • noun A Peruvian name for a skin-disease analogous to, if not identical with, espundia, considered to be a kind of lupus. It is attributed to the sting or bite of some insect, and is curable, but may become fatal in case of excesses or neglect. It is limited to warmer districts.

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  • noun a reptile genus of Iguanidae


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