Meaning of cricetid


Pronunciation: (krī-sē'tid, -set'id, kri-), [key]
— n. Zool.
  1. 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.
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