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cricetid

[ krahy-see-tid, -set-id, kri- ]
/ kraɪˈsi tɪd, -ˈsɛt ɪd, krɪ- /
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noun Zoology.
any of a diverse group of scampering, digging, or jumping rodents of the family Cricetidae, including the gerbils, hamsters, field mice, deer mice, voles, lemmings, muskrats, and several wood and field rats.
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Origin of cricetid

1955–60; <New Latin Cricetidae, equivalent to Cricet(us) a genus, including the common hamster (Medieval Latin: hamster, perhaps <Czech křeček) + -idae-id2
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