genus Meriones

noun
a genus of Cricetidae
Syn: ↑Meriones
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Cricetidae, ↑family Cricetidae

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  • Meriones (genus) — For other uses, see Meriones (disambiguation). Meriones Temporal range: Early Pleistocene Recent Meriones unguiculatus Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Meriones — noun a genus of Cricetidae • Syn: ↑genus Meriones • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Cricetidae, ↑family Cricetidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meriones unguiculatus — Taxobox name = Meriones unguiculatus status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Rodentia familia = Muridae subfamilia = Gerbillinae genus = Meriones subgenus = Pallasiomys species = M.… …   Wikipedia

  • Meriones longifrons — noun southern European gerbil • Syn: ↑sand rat • Hypernyms: ↑gerbil, ↑gerbille • Member Holonyms: ↑Meriones, ↑genus Meriones …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meriones unguiculatus — noun a gerbil that is popular as a pet • Syn: ↑tamarisk gerbil • Hypernyms: ↑gerbil, ↑gerbille • Member Holonyms: ↑Meriones, ↑genus Meriones …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meriones unguiculatus — Gerbil Ger bil (j[ e]r b[i^]l), Gerbille Ger bille (zh[asl]r b[ e]l ), n. [F. gerbille. Cf. {Jerboa}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of small, jumping, murine burrowing rodents, of the genus {Gerbillus} and related genera of the subfamily… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meriones — Mer·i·o·nes (mer e oґnēz) a genus of gerbil like rodents found in desert areas of Central Asia; several species are common reservoirs for Leishmania major, which causes cutaneous leishmaniasis …   Medical dictionary

  • mammal genus — noun a genus of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossus, ↑genus Tachyglossus, ↑Zaglossus, ↑genus Zaglossus, ↑Ornithorhynchus, ↑genus Ornithorhynchus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of rodents — The class Mammalia (the mammals) is divided into two subclasses based on reproductive techniques: egg laying mammals (the monotremes); and mammals which give live birth. The latter subclass is divided into two infraclasses: pouched mammals (the… …   Wikipedia

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