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

Examples of naked mole rat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the black squares is today replaced by an image of a naked mole rat. Emma Allen, The New Yorker, 3 Dec. 2021 One of the black squares is today replaced by an image of a naked mole rat. Emma Allen, The New Yorker, 3 Dec. 2021 One of the black squares is today replaced by an image of a naked mole rat. Emma Allen, The New Yorker, 3 Dec. 2021 Zak’s initial subject was the naked mole rat, a hairless rodent with front teeth that look like fingernails and an unusually long life span. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 These include members of the naked mole rat colony as well as the zoo’s lion pride and elephant herd. Washington Post, 1 May 2021 One of the black squares is today replaced by an image of a naked mole rat. Rebecca Turkewitz, The New Yorker, 5 Jan. 2021 The effort expands on a mission that Joel began in 2006 with the photo of a naked mole rat in a zoo a mile away from his home. Joel Sartore, National Geographic, 20 Nov. 2020 There are countless examples of animals that can live hundreds of years (clams and whales) and some that show little sign of a greater risk of death in older ages (hydra and naked mole rats). William Mair, Twin Cities, 24 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of naked mole rat

1879, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2022

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“Naked mole rat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/naked%20mole%20rat. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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