from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the characters of a dormouse; resembling a dormouse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, or pertaining to the dormouse.


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  • -- Molars 3/3, divided into transverse laminae; infra-orbital opening as in typical _Muridae_; incisive foramina and auditory bullae small; form _myoxine_ (or dormouse-like); fur mixed with flat spines; tail densely hairy.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon


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  • like or pertaining to a dormouse.

    January 12, 2008