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Mongolian gerbil

noun

Definition of Mongolian gerbil

  1. :  a gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) of Mongolia and northern China that has a high capacity for temperature regulation and is often kept as a pet or used as a laboratory animal



1948

First Known Use of mongolian gerbil

1948


Medical Dictionary

Mongolian gerbil

noun

Medical Definition of Mongolian gerbil

  1. :  a gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) of Mongolia and northern China that has a high capacity for temperature regulation and is used as an experimental laboratory animal




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