Definition of cricetid
: any of a family (Cricetidae) of small rodents including the hamsters, voles, lemmings, gerbils, and New World rats and mice that are often grouped with the murids
Origin and Etymology of cricetid
ultimately from New Latin Cricetus, genus name, of Slavic origin; akin to Czech křeček hamster
First Known Use: 1960See Words from the same year
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