naked mole rat

noun

Definition of naked mole rat

:a mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber of the family Bathyergidae) found in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya that has nearly hairless wrinkled skin and is practically blind

First Known Use of naked mole rat

1879


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