rodent

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From Latin rōdēns, rōdēnt- (gnawer; one who gnaws), present participle of rōdō (I gnaw).

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rodent (plural rodents)

  1. ​A mammal of the order Rodentia, characterized by long incisors that grow continuously and are worn down by gnawing.
    • 2013 May-June, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 193: 
      Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.

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rodent (not comparable)

  1. Gnawing; biting; corroding; applied to a destructive variety of cancer or ulcer.

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rodent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of roder
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of roder

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rōdent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of rōdō