multimammate mouse

mul·​ti·​mammate mouse
variants: or multimammate rat \ ¦⸗⸗ at multi-​ +...-​ \

Definition of multimammate mouse

: any of several common African rodents (genus Rattus) having 12 rather than the usual 5 or 6 mammae on each side

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History and Etymology for multimammate mouse

multimammate from multi- + mammate

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“Multimammate mouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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