Helodermatidae

plural noun

He·​lo·​der·​mat·​i·​dae
: a small family of lizards having the dorsal scales replaced by rough tuberculated skin and including the American gila monsters and an obscure Bornean lizard

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Helodermat-, Heloderma, type genus + -idae

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“Helodermatidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Helodermatidae. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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