noun Pero·mys·cus \ˌperəˈmiskəs\

Definition of Peromyscus

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

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Origin and Etymology of peromyscus

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

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a brief usually trivial fact

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