Or once in a while the rodent will spread infection by biting causing a disease called, chillingly enough, rat bite fever.
She paints the current rodent situation as more than a foul inconvenience, and one that is a particular blight on poorer areas.
The three are all “rodent” animals, and the capivara is the largest “rodent” that is known.
That was entirely the work of the rodent animals, the pacas, cavies, and agoutis.
Aëtius differentiates phagedenic and rodent ulcers and cancer.
Yet we only have to look at its front teeth to see that it really is a rodent after all.
Then the little woods people—marten and ermine and rodent and such other small forest creatures that—who can say?
At that instant a thrill of fear shot through his rodent heart.
Is a rodent about half the size of the beaver, and when plucked, has only about half the depth of fur, which is not so close.
Mr. Sinclair is suffering from cancer, a rodent ulcer on the face.
1835 (as an adjective 1833), from Modern Latin Rodentia, the order name, from Latin rodentem (nominative rodens), present participle of rodere "to gnaw, eat away," from PIE root *red- "to scrape, scratch, gnaw" (cf. Sanskrit radati "scrapes, gnaws," radanah "tooth;" Latin radere "to scrape;" Welsh rhathu "scrape, polish"). Uncertain connection to Old English rætt (see rat (n.)).
Any of various very numerous, mostly small mammals of the order Rodentia, having large front teeth used for gnawing. The teeth grow throughout the animal's life, and are kept from getting too long by gnawing. Rodents make up about half the living species of mammals, and include rats, mice, beavers, squirrels, lemmings, shrews, and hamsters.