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Meaning of RODENTIA

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  small gnawing animals: porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; agoutis
 

RODENTIA is a 8 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: order Rodentia
 
 See Also: animal order, Eutheria, gnawer, gnawing animal, Hystricomorpha, Myomorpha, naked mole rat, rodent, Sciuromorpha, subclass Eutheria, suborder Hystricomorpha, suborder Myomorpha, suborder Sciuromorpha

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ro*den"ti*a\, n. pl. [NL. See {Rodent}, a.] (Zo["o]l.)
An order of mammals having two (rarely four) large incisor
teeth in each jaw, distant from the molar teeth. The rats,
squirrels, rabbits, marmots, and beavers belong to this
order.

Note: The incisor teeth are long, curved, and strongly
      enameled on the outside, so as to keep a cutting edge.
      They have a persistent pulp and grow continuously.

 

 

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