Muridae


Muridae
noun
originally Old World rats now distributed worldwide; distinguished from the Cricetidae by typically lacking cheek pouches
Syn: ↑family Muridae
Hypernyms: ↑mammal family
Member Holonyms: ↑Muroidea, ↑superfamily Muroidea
Member Meronyms:

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\\ˈmyu̇rəˌdē\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Mur-, Mus, type genus + -idae
: a very large family of relatively small rodents (superfamily Muroidea) that include various originally Old World rodents (as the house mouse and the common rats) that are now cosmopolitan in distribution and that are distinguished from the related cricetid rodents by complete absence of cheek pouches

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Muridae /mūˈri-dē/
plural noun
The mouse family
ORIGIN: L mūs, mūris a mouse

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