Definitions for rodentˈroʊd nt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
belonging or pertaining to the gnawing or nibbling mammals of the order Rodentia, characterized by four continually growing incisors: includes mice, squirrels, beavers, chipmunks, and rats.
(n.)a rodent mammal.
Origin of rodent:
1825–35; < NL Rodentia, neut. pl. of L rōdēns, s. rōdent-, prp. of rōdēre to gnaw
relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
A mammal of the order Rodentia, characterized by long incisors that grow continuously and are worn down by gnawing.
Origin: Latin rodens (stem rodent-), present participle of rodere ‘to gnaw’.
gnawing; biting; corroding; (Med.) applied to a destructive variety of cancer or ulcer
of or pertaining to the Rodentia
one of the Rodentia
Rodents are mammals of the order Rodentia, characterised by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws which must be kept short by gnawing. Forty percent of mammal species are rodents, and they are found in vast numbers on all continents other than Antarctica. Common rodents include mice, rats, squirrels, porcupines, beavers, guinea pigs, and hamsters. Rodents use their sharp incisors to gnaw wood, break into food, and bite predators. Most rodents eat seeds or plants, though some have more varied diets. Some species have historically been pests, eating seeds stored by people and spreading disease.
An animal with sharp teeth used for gnawing.
I screamed so loud when I saw a rodent zoom across the living room floor.
Translations for rodent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
any of a number of types of animal with large front teeth for gnawing, eg squirrels, beavers, rats etc.
- حَيوان قارِضArabic
- roedorPortuguese (BR)
- das NagetierGerman
- جنور جوندهFarsi
- चूहा, गिलहरी आदि कतरने वाले जानवरHindi
- binatang mengeratIndonesian
- جنور جوندهPersian
- چک وهونکی ، خوله لږونکی ژویPashto
- kemirgen (hayvan)Turkish
- 嚙齒動物(兔、鼠等)Chinese (Trad.)
- کترنے والا جانورUrdu
- loài gặm nhấmVietnamese
- 啮齿动物（兔、鼠等）Chinese (Simp.)
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