Clethrionomys

noun

Cleth·​ri·​on·​o·​mys
ˌklethrēˈänəmə̇s
: a genus of rodents consisting of the red-backed mice

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Clethrionomys. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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