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Rodents

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rodent

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.