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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The central and typical genus of the subfamily Arvicolinœ, containing the great bulk of the species which have perennial prismatic molars, ungrooved incisors, and no special peculiarity of the tail or claws.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a genus of mice in some classifications considered synonymous with Microtus.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Arvicolinae — the water voles.

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  • noun in some classifications considered synonymous with Microtus

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