Origin of rodent
OTHER WORDS FROM rodentro·dent·like, adjective
Words nearby rodent
How to use rodent in a sentence
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.
Up to 10,000 campers at Yosemite National Park may have been exposed to a deadly rodent-borne illness.
Aëtius differentiates phagedenic and rodent ulcers and cancer.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
Being at some distance I supposed it to be one of the rodent animals, and I fired at it.
To my surprise he took a little stove from under his arm, lighted a fire, and in a few minutes had the rodent roasted to a crisp.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands|George Francis Train
They were still as fast, still with the same anti-rodent disposition, but they were no longer small.Student Body|Floyd L. Wallace
She had a shock of bright pink hair and a sharp, rodent-like face, with big sunglasses that were practically air-force goggles.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
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