Gila monster

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Gi·la monster

A large stocky venomous lizard (Heloderma suspectum) of the southwest United States and western Mexico, having black and orange, pink, or yellowish beadlike scales.

[After the Gila River.]

Gila monster

(Animals) a large venomous brightly coloured lizard, Heloderma suspectum, inhabiting deserts of the southwestern US and Mexico and feeding mostly on eggs and small mammals: family Helodermatidae. Also called: Gila
[C19: after the Gila, a river in New Mexico and Arizona]

Gi′la mon`ster

a large, venomous lizard, Heloderma suspectum, of the SW United States and NW Mexico, covered with beadlike scales of yellow, orange, and black.
[1875–80, Amer.; after Gila]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gila monster - large orange and black lizard of southwestern United StatesGila monster - large orange and black lizard of southwestern United States; not dangerous unless molested
venomous lizard - any of two or three large heavy-bodied lizards; only known venomous lizards
genus Heloderma, Heloderma - type genus of the Helodermatidae; American venomous lizards

Gila monster

n monstruo de Gila
References in classic literature ?
Yes, there it squatted, an ugly, misshapen, figure, a cross between a toad and a gila monster, half man, half beast, with big red eyes--rubies probably--that gleamed in the repulsive golden face.
The once-daily pill belongs to a blockbuster class of treatments known as GLP-1s that stimulate insulin production, the first of which were derived from the venomous bite of North America's Gila monster lizard.
Since Annie is an expert on the Gila Monster, Max (Adam Scott) asks Lafrey if he and Leroy (Craig Robinson) can take Annie with them to investigate.
Exenatide comes from a class of compounds originally isolated from the venom of a lizard called the Gila monster.
Speaking of bombs, Edwards and his team seem desperate to distance their "Godzilla" from 1998's Roland Emmerich-directed disappointment, which treated attack by giant Gila monster as yet another disaster-movie premise.
State law enforcement officers release Ranger, a Gila monster fitted with an identifying microchip, and keep watch nearby.
Meanwhile, John Eng, a medical researcher and practicing physician, also received the award for studying the poisonous venom produced by the Gila monster, a sluggish lizard found in the Southwest.
A gila monster raids eggs in a bird's nest, while a rattlesnake and rabbit pass peacefully on a path--morality and judgment don't exist in this realm.
However, previously published reports described an aggressive interaction between Morafka's desert tortoise and a Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum), where a female tortoise was observed attacking a Gila monster that tried to raid her nest and eat her eggs (Vaughan, 1984; Barrett and Humphrey, 1986; Zylstra et al.
The drug is the synthetic form of a hormone, exendin-4, which is found in the saliva of the Gila monster lizard.
In this way it is similar to a Gila monster or a Komodo dragon.
But, thanks to a healthier eating and exercise regime, and the synthetic saliva of a gila monster lizard that he takes in injection form once a week, he is fighting fit.