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1. (Science: medicine) Gnawing; biting; corroding; applied to a destructive variety of cancer or ulcer.

2. (Science: zoology) Gnawing. Of or pertaining to the rodentia.

Origin: L. Rodens, -entis, p. Pr. Of rodere to gnaw. See Rase, and cf. Rostrum.

(Science: zoology) One of the rodentia.

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Extinction - Raising conservation awareness

... Along with the western black rhinoceros http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Black_Rhinoceros I wish to add marine life along with rodents to the list. Could someone point me in the right direction? Thank you

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by PlecPicker
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Extinction - Raising conservation awareness
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menstruation and the lunar cycle with animals

although some other animals like dogs, cats or rodents can have offspring several time per year.

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by JackBean
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: menstruation and the lunar cycle with animals
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... go deep enough, all human behavior is genetic... If you think about it, many people are afraid of surprisingly many animals. Many are afraid of rodents and reptiles in addition to insects, which are potentially venomous, parasitic or disease carriers. They are also afraid of big animals (unless ...

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by biohazard
Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Is arachnophobia genetic?
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What type of animal is this? (rodent-like mammal)

Rodents are the largest group of mammals, constituting almost half the class Mammalia’s approximately 4,660 species. They are indigenous to every land area except Antarctica, New Zealand, and a few Arctic and other oceanic ...

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by bellyjelly
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What type of animal is this? (rodent-like mammal)
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and where would it come from? For example, rodents inhabiting crater of a nuclear explosion. You can add the reactors operating for a long time with deuterium.

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by enarees
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: AIDS – a tritium disease?
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