from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The only known genus of venomous lizards, typical of the family Helodermatidæ, having the skin studded with tubercles like nail-heads, whence the name.
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- n. type genus of the Helodermatidae; American venomous lizards
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If any human being has actually been bitten by a heloderma, the event has either escaped notice or has been so hedged about with obstructive legend as to have forfeited scientific credence.