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Origin of rodent
OTHER WORDS FROM rodentro·dent·like, adjective
Words nearby rodent
Example sentences from the Web for rodent
Tye began using optogenetics in rodents to trace the neural circuits involved in emotion, motivation, and social behaviors.Why do you feel lonely? Neuroscience is starting to find answers.|Amy Nordrum|September 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
When rodents and monkeys face early-life adversity, the HPA axis gets thrown off-kilter.Puberty can repair the brain’s stress responses after hardship early in life|Esther Landhuis|August 28, 2020|Science News
It was the rodent equivalent of a human’s nice home and family.
Similarly, observations of rodents exposed to radiation suggest that space radiation impairs cognitive function, researchers reported in a review article in the May 2019 Life Sciences in Space Research.What will astronauts need to survive the dangerous journey to Mars?|Maria Temming|July 15, 2020|Science News
Hungry rodents now might be forced into the open in search of meals.
She paints the current rodent situation as more than a foul inconvenience, and one that is a particular blight on poorer areas.
Or once in a while the rodent will spread infection by biting causing a disease called, chillingly enough, rat bite fever.
It happens now and then that a rodent animal meets with an accident and breaks off one of its front teeth.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
The rodent city was a glowing expanse of shallow, crystalline domes, set among odd, scrub trees and bushes.The Eternal Wall|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Powell let his jaw drop slack and open, and stiffened his body in imitation of the stupor the rodent drug victims had shown.Devil Crystals of Arret|Hal K. Wells
Each trap that had held a rodent had been turned upside down so that the door had opened.Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California|Terry A. Vaughan
I started to pull out the smaller drawer very carefully so that the rodent should not make his escape.The Flying Bo'sun|Arthur Mason
British Dictionary definitions for rodent
- any of the relatively small placental mammals that constitute the order Rodentia, having constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing. The group includes porcupines, rats, mice, squirrels, marmots, etc
- (as modifier)rodent characteristics