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  1. naked mole rat(noun)

    fetal-looking colonial rodent of East Africa; neither mole nor rat; they feed on tubers and have a social structure similar to that of honeybees and termites


  1. naked mole rat(Noun)

    A burrowing rodent (Heterocephalus glaber), native to parts of East Africa.


  1. Naked mole rat

    The naked mole rat also known as the sand puppy, desert mole rat or phallus with teeth, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa and is the only species currently classified in the genus Heterocephalus. The naked mole rat and the Damaraland mole rat are the only eusocial mammals that are known. It has a highly unusual set of physical traits that enable it to thrive in an otherwise harsh underground environment; it is the only mammalian thermoconformer, has a lack of pain sensation in its skin, and has very low metabolic and respiratory rates.

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