Definitions for: Rodent


[n] relatively small gnawing animals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing



Webster (1913) Definition: Ro"dent, a. [L. rodens, -entis, p. pr. of rodere to
gnaw. See Rase, v. t., and cf. Rostrum.]
1. Gnawing; biting; corroding; (Med.) applied to a
destructive variety of cancer or ulcer.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Gnawing.
(b) Of or pertaining to the Rodentia.


Ro"dent, n. (Zo["o]l.)
One of the Rodentia.

Synonyms: gnawer, gnawing animal

See Also: abrocome, agouti, Aplodontia rufa, beaver, capibara, capybara, cavy, chinchilla, Chinchilla laniger, chinchilla rat, chinchillon, cotton rat, coypu, Cuniculus paca, Dasyprocta aguti, Dolichotis patagonum, dormouse, eutherian, eutherian mammal, Florida water rat, gerbil, gerbille, hamster, hedgehog, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, jerboa, jumping mouse, Lagostomus maximus, lemming, mara, marmot, mole rat, mountain beaver, mountain chinchilla, mountain paca, mountain viscacha, mouse, murine, muskrat, musquash, Myocastor coypus, Neofiber alleni, New World mouse, nutria, Ondatra zibethica, order Rodentia, paca, placental, placental mammal, porcupine, prairie dog, prairie marmot, rat, rat chinchilla, Rodentia, round-tailed muskrat, sand rat, sewellel, Sigmodon hispidus, squirrel, viscacha, water rat, wood rat, woodrat

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