Definition of white–footed mouse
: any of various largely nocturnal mice (genus Peromyscus) of North and Central America typically having whitish feet and underparts; especially : a common woodland mouse (P. leucopus) of North America
Medical Definition of white–footed mouse
: a common woodland mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) that has whitish feet and underparts and that is a reservoir for the spirochete of the genus Borrelia (B. burgdorferi) causing Lyme disease
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