Mongolian gerbil

noun

Definition of Mongolian gerbil

: 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

First Known Use of Mongolian gerbil

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Mongolian gerbil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mongolian%20gerbil. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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Mongolian gerbil

noun

Medical Definition of Mongolian gerbil

: 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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