Muridae

noun plural

Mu·​ri·​dae ˈmyu̇r-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Muridae (audio)
: a very large family of relatively small rodents (superfamily Muroidea) that include various originally Old World rodents (as the house mouse and the common rats) that are now cosmopolitan in distribution and that in recent classifications often include the cricetid rodents as a subfamily (Cricetinae)

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“Muridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Muridae. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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