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

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1948

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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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