Definition of Golden hamster

1. Noun. Small light-colored hamster often kept as a pet.

Exact synonyms: Mesocricetus Auratus, Syrian Hamster
Generic synonyms: Hamster
Group relationships: Genus Mesocricetus, Mesocricetus

Definition of Golden hamster

1. Noun. A small rodent, ''Mesocricetus auratus'', popular as a pet and used for scientific research. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Golden Hamster

golden eagle
golden eagles
golden everlasting
golden fairy lantern
golden fern
golden fig
golden fruit dove
golden girl
golden girls
golden glow
golden goal
golden goals
golden goose
golden gram
golden groundsel
golden hamster (current term)
golden hamsters
golden handcuffs
golden handshake
golden heather
golden hello
golden honey plant
golden ironweed
golden larch
golden maidenhair
golden marguerite
golden mean
golden means
golden mole
golden oak mushroom

Literary usage of Golden hamster

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Reproductive senescence in the golden hamster. Anat. Rec. l50:405-4l2. ... Uterine progesterone receptors in the aged golden hamster. J. Gerontol. ..."

2. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by National Research Council (2006)
"Effects of pinealectomy on the ultrastructure of the golden hamster parathyroid gland. ... Effects of melatonin on the ultrastructure of the golden hamster ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Barros and Austin (3) reported that systemic injection of actinomycin D inhibited ovulation in the golden hamster, a spontaneously ovulating species. ..."

4. Smokeless Tobacco Or Health: An International Perspective by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"... D., Rivenson, A., Adams, JD Effects of route of administration and dose on the carcinogenicity of N-nitrosodiethanolamine in the Syrian golden hamster. ..."

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