noun plural

Ro·​den·​tia rō-ˈden-chə How to pronounce Rodentia (audio) -ˈdent-ē-ə How to pronounce Rodentia (audio)
: an order of the division Eutheria comprising relatively small gnawing mammals having a single pair of incisors in each jaw that grow from persistent pulps and bear enamel chiefly in front to produce a chisel-shaped edge

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“Rodentia.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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