Mongolian gerbil

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Mongolian gerbil was in 1948

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“Mongolian gerbil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mongolian%20gerbil. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

Mongolian gerbil

noun
: 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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