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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cricetus, genus Cricetusnoun

    type genus of the Cricetidae: Old World hamsters


  1. cricetus

    The European hamster (Cricetus cricetus), also known as the Eurasian hamster, black-bellied hamster or common hamster, is the only species of hamster in the genus Cricetus. It is native to grassland and similar habitats in a large part of Eurasia, extending from Belgium to the Altai Mountains and Yenisey River in Russia. Historically, it was considered a farmland pest and had been trapped for its fur. Its population has declined drastically in recent years and is now considered critically endangered. The main threats to the species are thought to be intensive agriculture, habitat destruction, and persecution by farmers.


  1. cricetus

    Cricetus is a genus of rodents, which includes the species commonly known as the European hamster. They belong to the subfamily Cricetinae and are characterized by their small size and distinct body structures, including short tails and large cheek pouches. The members of this genus are often found in Europe and Asia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cricetus

    kri-sē′tus, n. the typical genus of Cricetinæ, a sub-family of muroid rodents with cheek-pouches.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cricetus in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cricetus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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