Recent Examples of rodent from the Web
And there are other reasons for rodent appreciation.
Another surprise: Remarkably few of the coyotes had eaten roof rats, a ubiquitous rodent that can weigh up to a pound.
George Carlo, who led it, says research corroborates health concerns; the Food and Drug Administration asks the National Toxicology Program to design a rodent study.
In chronicling Baltimore’s decades-long battle against its unwelcome rodent population, Anthony details some disturbing parallels with the ways city leaders have tried to deal with various urban situations.
The Lassa virus is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or faeces, according to the WHO.
The most common carrier is a rodent of the Mastomys species, 4 to 7 inches long and with 24 mammary glands.
The temperature will stay below freezing Friday, hitting a high of 26 about 4 p.m. Friday is Groundhog Day and meteorologists graciously stepped aside to let a furry rodent make its famed weather forecast.
The animals - which include doves, a hedgehog and a small rodent called a degu that is native to Chili - can be checked out by teachers throughout Clear Creek ISD for use in classroom studies.
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Origin and Etymology of rodent
First Known Use: 1830See Words from the same year
RODENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rodent for English Language Learners
: a small animal (such as a mouse, rat, squirrel, or beaver) that has sharp front teeth
RODENT Defined for Kids
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