With most diseases spread by rodents, the mouse or rat or vole is only an intermediary (a “host”) for fleas and lice and the like.
Snakes, lizards, rodents, fish, spiders, crickets—all inside an apartment no larger than a hotel suite.
This is a task where some rodents are at least as good as humans.
The walls are checkered by crumbling yellow paint and infested with rodents.
Wasps, birds, rodents, small mammals, and snakes will all dine on the Magicicadas of Brood II.
The incisors much resemble those of rodents having persistent pulps, and enamel only on the anterior face.
The Jerboas are, perhaps, the most singular of all the rodents.
Among the diprotodont types the Phascolomyidae, or Wombats, have a dentition recalling that of the rodents.
For a moment there was silence, broken only by the noise of the rodents.
rodents have been divided in various ways by different authors.
1835 (as an adjective 1833), from Modern Latin Rodentia, the order name, from Latin rodentem (nominative rodens), present participle of rodere "to gnaw, eat away," from PIE root *red- "to scrape, scratch, gnaw" (cf. Sanskrit radati "scrapes, gnaws," radanah "tooth;" Latin radere "to scrape;" Welsh rhathu "scrape, polish"). Uncertain connection to Old English rætt (see rat (n.)).
Any of various very numerous, mostly small mammals of the order Rodentia, having large front teeth used for gnawing. The teeth grow throughout the animal's life, and are kept from getting too long by gnawing. Rodents make up about half the living species of mammals, and include rats, mice, beavers, squirrels, lemmings, shrews, and hamsters.