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A common mouse (Mus musculus) that lives in or near buildings, can be an agricultural pest and carrier of disease, and is bred in numerous strains for use as a laboratory animal.
(plural house mice)
- The universally common mouse of the species Mus musculus.
- Musculus, the house-mouse, originally a native of Central Asia, has spread to all the inhabited parts of the globe.
- Wagneri), with the habits of a house-mouse, both of which are closely allied to M.
- MOUSE, in its original sense probably the name of the semidomesticated house-mouse (Mus musculus), the type of the genus Mus and of the family Muridae.