Rod-entia

Rodentia

[roh-den-shuh, -shee-uh, -tee-uh]
noun
the order comprising the rodents.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin rōdent- (stem of rōdēns), present participle of rōdere to gnaw (see -ent) + -ia -ia

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rodentia

noun
small gnawing animals: porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; agoutis 
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