Peromyscus

noun
Pero·​mys·​cus | \ ˌperəˈmiskəs \

Definition of Peromyscus

: a genus of rodents (family Cricetidae) comprising the white-footed mice of North America

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History and Etymology for Peromyscus

New Latin, from Greek pēros maimed + myskos small mouse, diminutive of mys mouse

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“Peromyscus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Peromyscus. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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