Rodent Definition

rōdnt
rodents
noun
rodents
Any of a very large order (Rodentia) of gnawing mammals, including rats, mice, squirrels, and beavers, characterized by constantly growing incisors adapted for gnawing or nibbling; esp., in popular usage, a rat or mouse.
Webster's New World
adjective
Gnawing.
Webster's New World
Of or like a rodent or rodents.
Webster's New World
The definition of rodent is something gnawing, or something related to a small mammal with constantly growing incisor teeth used for gnawing.
A trap intended to capture a mouse or a rat is an example of a rodent trap.
YourDictionary
Gnawing; biting; corroding; applied to a destructive variety of cancer or ulcer.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Rodent

Noun

Singular:
rodent
Plural:
rodents

Origin of Rodent

  • From New Latin Rōdentia order name from Latin rōdēns rōdent- present participle of rōdere to gnaw rēd- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin rōdÄ“ns (“gnawer; one who gnaws"), present participle of rōdō (“I gnaw").

    From Wiktionary

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