a large, stout-bodied, venomous lizard, Heloderma horridum, inhabiting western Mexico, having black, beadlike scales with yellow to pinkish spots and splotches.
The only other venomous reptile found in the United States is the beaded lizard, called Gila monster (pronounced heela).
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- Beam mill
a rolling mill for roughing a bloom and rolling it into a shape.
- Beam-power tube
a vacuum tube in which the stream of electrons flowing to the plate is focused by the action of a set of auxiliary, charged elements, giving an increase in output power.
- Beam reach
See under reach (def 27). to get to or get as far as in moving, going, traveling, etc.: The boat reached the shore. to come to or arrive at in some course of progress, action, etc.: Your letter never reached me. to succeed in touching or seizing with an outstretched hand, a pole, etc.: to […]
- Beam riding
noun a method of missile guidance in which the missile steers itself along the axis of a conically scanned microwave beam