Origin of rodent
Related formsro·dent·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for rodent
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