noun plural

Cri·​ce·​ti·​dae krī-ˈsēt-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Cricetidae (audio) krə- How to pronounce Cricetidae (audio)
: a family of small rodents that includes the hamsters, voles, lemmings, gerbils, and New World rats and mice and is often grouped with the murids
cricetid adjective or noun

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“Cricetidae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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