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  • HAMSTER, a European mammal of the order Rodentia, scientifically known as Cricetus frumentarius (or C. cicetus), and belonging to the mouse tribe, Muridae, in which it typifies the sub-family Cricetinae.
  • The burrow of the young hamster is only about a foot in depth, while that of the adult descends 4 or 5 ft.
  • On retiring for the winter the hamster closes the various entrances to its burrow, and becomes torpid during the coldest period.
  • The skin of the hamster is of some value, and its flesh is used as food.
  • All rodents, with the sole exception of the dormice, have a caecum, often of great length and sacculated,, as in hares, the water-rat and porcupines; and the long colon in some, as the hamster and water-rat, is spirally twisted upon itself near the commencement.

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