lab/laboratory rat


: a rat that is used by scientists for experiments

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Recent Examples on the Web This time, the species of choice was the laboratory rat. Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy Gabra Zackman Emma Kehlbeck Lance Neal, New York Times, 23 Apr. 2024 The plan, broadly speaking, is to try self-fertilization in tobacco—the crop equivalent of a lab rat—and then in rice. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 6 Feb. 2024 Jack’s father is, in an excellent set piece, slowly manipulated by Facebook’s algorithm into a sort of MAGA lab rat. Mark Athitakis, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 Back in the early 20th century, doctors would inject samples of a woman’s urine into a lab rat to test for pregnancy, no kidding! Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, 30 Aug. 2023 The history of the lab rat dates back centuries, and the sequencing of the rat genome in the early 2000s means rat research is providing more insight than ever. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 11 Feb. 2023 Both sets of rats also had the option of eating standard healthy lab rat fare. Smriti Rao, Discover Magazine, 29 Mar. 2010 Humans have known about hamsters’ affinity for alcohol since at least the 1950s, when scientists in Texas found that hamsters could outdrink the common lab rat. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 26 Dec. 2021 Ricci’s Wednesday spent her time building guillotines, using her brother as a lab rat for various experiments, and taking on any all-American blonde Girl Scouts in her path. Meg Walters, Glamour, 23 Nov. 2022

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