an albino variety of the Norway rat, Rattus norvegicus, used in biological experiments.
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British Dictionary definitions for white rat
a white variety of the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus), used extensively in scientific research
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Medicine definitions for white rat
A domesticated albino variety of the Norway rat, used extensively in laboratory experiments.
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