multimammate rat

noun

mul·​ti·​mam·​mate rat
-ˈmam-ˌāt-
: any of several common African rodents of the genus Mastomys that have 12 rather than the usual five or six mammae on each side, are vectors of disease (as Lassa fever), and are used in medical research

called also multimammate mouse

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“Multimammate rat.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/multimammate%20rat. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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