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: a genus of rodents consisting of the water voles


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taxonomic synonym of microtus

Word History



New Latin, from Late Latin arvi- (from Latin arvum cultivated field, from neuter of arvus arable) + Latin -cola inhabitant; akin to Latin arare to plow

New Latin, from Late Latin arvi- + Latin -cola

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“Arvicola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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