Cleth·​ri·​on·​o·​mys | \ ˌklethrēˈänəmə̇s \

Definition of Clethrionomys

: a genus of rodents consisting of the red-backed mice

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History and Etymology for Clethrionomys

New Latin, from clethriono- (modification of Greek kleithrion, diminutive of kleithron entrance of the windpipe, from kleiein to close) + -mys

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“Clethrionomys.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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