Syrian hamster

noun

Syr·​i·​an hamster ˈsir-ē-ən- How to pronounce Syrian hamster (audio)

Examples of Syrian hamster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Share [Findings] Convalescent plasma helps Syrian hamsters fight SARS-CoV-2. Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 27 Mar. 2024 Early in vivo trials on Syrian hamster models found that those treated with COV44-79 recovered from moderate to severe symptoms within 3-7 days, and those treated with COV44-62 recovered in 5-7 days. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 To design a new potential Covid treatment, researchers at the Rosalind Franklin Institute at Oxford University took advantage of the biological quirks of an unlikely animal pair: the llama and the Syrian hamster. Grace Huckins, Wired, 29 Sep. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Syria, Asia

First Known Use

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Syrian hamster was circa 1949

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“Syrian hamster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Syrian%20hamster. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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