Cricetus

noun

Cri·​ce·​tus -ˈsēt-əs How to pronounce Cricetus (audio) -ˈset- How to pronounce Cricetus (audio)
: the type genus of Cricetidae that includes the common hamster (C. cricetus) of Europe and Russia and in some classifications the golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus synonym C. cricetus) and related forms

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“Cricetus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Cricetus. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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