World English Dictionary
rodent (ˈrəʊdənt)
a.  any of the relatively small placental mammals that constitute the order Rodentia, having constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing. The group includes porcupines, rats, mice, squirrels, marmots, etc
 b.  (as modifier): rodent characteristics
[C19: from Latin rōdere to gnaw, corrode]

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