noun Etymology: ultimately from New Latin Cricetus, genus name, of Slavic origin; akin to Czech křeček hamster Date: 1960 any of a family (Cricetidae) of small rodents including the hamsters, voles, lemmings, gerbils, and New World rats and mice that are often grouped with the murids • cricetid adjective

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  • cricetid — [krī sēt′id, krīset′id] n. [< ModL Cricetidae < Slav, as in Russ krisa, rat, Czech křeček, hamster] any of a family (Cricetidae) of rodents, including the New World rats and mice and hamsters …   English World dictionary

  • cricetid — I. krə̇ˈsēd.ə̇d, sed. adjective Etymology: New Latin Cricetidae : of or relating to the family Cricetidae II. noun ( s) : a rodent of the family Cricetidae * * * /kruy see tid, set id, kri /, n. Zool …   Useful english dictionary

  • cricetid — /kruy see tid, set id, kri /, n. Zool. any of a diverse group of scampering, digging, or jumping rodents of the family Cricetidae, including the gerbils, hamsters, field mice, deer mice, voles, lemmings, muskrats, and several wood and field rats …   Universalium

  • cricetid — cri·ce·tid …   English syllables

  • cricetid — cri•ce•tid [[t]kraɪˈsi tɪd, ˈsɛt ɪd, krɪ [/t]] n. mam any rodent of the family Cricetidae, including gerbils, hamsters, New World rats and mice, lemmings, and voles • Etymology: 1955–60; < NL Cricetidae=Cricet(us) a genus, including the… …   From formal English to slang

  • cricetid rodents — žiurkėniniai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas šeima apibrėžtis Šeimoje 132 gentys. Kūno ilgis – 5 36 cm. atitikmenys: lot. Cricetidae angl. cricetid rodents; cricetids; hamsters; hamsters and allies vok. Hamster;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • CrHV — cricetid herpesvirus …   Medical dictionary

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  • Eumuroida — Taxobox name = True Muroids image width = 250px image caption = Mus musculus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Rodentia superfamilia = Muroidea Eumuroida subdivision ranks = Families subdivision = Calomyscidae… …   Wikipedia

  • Democricetodontinae — Temporal range: Miocene Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammali …   Wikipedia

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