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cricetid

[krahy-see-tid, -set-id, kri-] /kraɪˈsi tɪd, -ˈsɛt ɪd, krɪ-/
noun, Zoology
1.
any of a diverse group of scampering, digging, or jumping rodents of the family Cricetidae, including the gerbils, hamsters, field mice, deer mice, voles, lemmings, muskrats, and several wood and field rats.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; < Neo-Latin Cricetidae, equivalent to Cricet(us) a genus, including the common hamster (Medieval Latin: hamster, perhaps < Czech křeček) + -idae -id2
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Examples for cricetid
  • Remains of small cricetid rodent were not considered among the food animal bones.

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