Origin of rodent
OTHER WORDS FROM rodentro·dent·like, adjective
How to use rodent in a sentence
Step too far off the beaten path and you could be faced with diseased rodents and filthy insects.New York’s Scariest Night Out: The Ghosts, Rats, and Lunatics of ‘Nightmare New York’|Justin Jones|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another week, he caught scores of the rodents that had been conducting raids on vegetables.The Crazy Medieval Island of Sark|Liza Foreman|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Promising work has been completed in rodents but none yet has been reported in primates.Emory Will Wage High-Tech War on Ebola|Kent Sepkowitz|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Snakes, lizards, rodents, fish, spiders, crickets—all inside an apartment no larger than a hotel suite.The Weird Underground World of Urban Animal Husbandry|Dale Eisinger|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The initial study was based on observations of tumors in only 18 rodents and one rabbit.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer|ProPublica|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The only example among vertebrates is that of the beavers, members of the low order of rodents.
Bow traps are placed along the tracks of civets, ichneumons, and rodents, which snap and strangle them.
He could not understand the reason for such wholesale extermination, since certainly the rabbitlike rodents were harmless.Star Born|Andre Norton
Yamba told me that there would have been no help for us had we been overtaken on foot by these migratory rodents.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont
Man will then find himself in his proper and rather indistinct place in the crowd, beside the monkeys, rodents and bats.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
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