from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of innocuous colubriform serpents, having the rostral plate enlarged and recurved.
- n. [lowercase] A serpent of the genus Heterodon. Also heterodont.
- n. One of several genera of mammals and mollusks.
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- n. a genus of small colubrid snakes containing the North American hognose snakes
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The host fish populations of the dwarf wedgemussel (Alasmidonta heterodon), a federally endangered species, rely on seasonal movement into small streams that are often impeded by road-stream crossings.