Definitions

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  • noun originally Old World rats now distributed worldwide; distinguished from the Cricetidae by typically lacking cheek pouches

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Examples

  • Initial examinations of the rat -- provisionally named the Bosavi woolly rat -- suggest that it belongs to the Mallomys -- a genus of rodents in the muridae family which are the largest living species of rodent.

    CNN.com

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