rosorial

adjective
ro·​so·​ri·​al | \ rōˈzōrēəl, -ˈsō- \

Definition of rosorial

: of or relating to the rodents : gnawing

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History and Etymology for rosorial

New Latin Rosores (synonym of Rodentia) (from Late Latin, plural of rosor gnawer, from Latin rosus —past participle of rodere to gnaw—+ -or) + English -ial

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“Rosorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosorial. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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