Reithrodontomys

noun

Rei·​thro·​don·​to·​mys
ˌrīthrəˈdäntəˌmis
: a genus of cricetid rodents comprising the harvest mice

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from reithr- (from Greek rheithron that which flows, stream, from rhein to flow) + odont- + -mys

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“Reithrodontomys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Reithrodontomys. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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