from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber) of the family Bathyergidae, having smooth pinkish skin with sparse sensory hairs, living in large underground colonies, and found in eastern Africa.
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- noun A burrowing
rodent(Heterocephalus glaber), native to parts of East Africa.
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- noun fetal-looking colonial rodent of East Africa; neither mole nor rat; they feed on tubers and have a social structure similar to that of honeybees and termites
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