jerboa

noun
jer·​boa | \ jər-ˈbō-ə How to pronounce jerboa (audio) , jer- \

Definition of jerboa

: any of several social nocturnal jumping rodents (family Dipodidae) of arid parts of Asia and northern Africa having a long tail and long hind legs

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Recent Examples on the Web Cooper’s jerboa project could easily turn out to need mice homozygous for 10 or more genes. Quanta Magazine, "Gene Drives Work in Mice (if They’re Female)," 27 Aug. 2019 Cooper’s jerboa project could easily turn out to need mice homozygous for 10 or more genes. Quanta Magazine, "Gene Drives Work in Mice (if They’re Female)," 27 Aug. 2019 Cooper’s jerboa project could easily turn out to need mice homozygous for 10 or more genes. Quanta Magazine, "Gene Drives Work in Mice (if They’re Female)," 27 Aug. 2019 Cooper’s jerboa project could easily turn out to need mice homozygous for 10 or more genes. Quanta Magazine, "Gene Drives Work in Mice (if They’re Female)," 27 Aug. 2019 Cooper’s jerboa project could easily turn out to need mice homozygous for 10 or more genes. Quanta Magazine, "Gene Drives Work in Mice (if They’re Female)," 27 Aug. 2019 Cooper’s jerboa project could easily turn out to need mice homozygous for 10 or more genes. Quanta Magazine, "Gene Drives Work in Mice (if They’re Female)," 27 Aug. 2019 Cooper’s jerboa project could easily turn out to need mice homozygous for 10 or more genes. Quanta Magazine, "Gene Drives Work in Mice (if They’re Female)," 27 Aug. 2019 Cooper’s jerboa project could easily turn out to need mice homozygous for 10 or more genes. Quanta Magazine, "Gene Drives Work in Mice (if They’re Female)," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of jerboa

1662, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jerboa

New Latin, from Arabic yarbūʽ

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“Jerboa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jerboa. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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