nude mouse

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Medical Definition of nude mouse

: a mouse of a hairless strain bred for laboratory use that lacks a thymus and mature T cells and is used especially in immunological research

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“Nude mouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nude%20mouse. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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