Definition of Rodent

1. Noun. Relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing.

Definition of Rodent

1. a. Gnawing; biting; corroding; (Med.) applied to a destructive variety of cancer or ulcer.

2. n. One of the Rodentia.

Definition of Rodent

1. Noun. A mammal of the order Rodentia, characterized by long incisors that grow continuously and are worn down by gnawing. ¹

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Definition of Rodent

1. a gnawing mammal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rodent

1. 1. Gnawing; biting; corroding; applied to a destructive variety of cancer or ulcer. 2. Gnawing. Of or pertaining to the Rodentia. Origin: L. Rodens, -entis, p. Pr. Of rodere to gnaw. See Rase, and cf. Rostrum. One of the Rodentia. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rodent

rod granule
rod iron
rod monochromatism
rod nuclear cell
rod outer segment
rod outer segments
rod vision
rodent (current term)
rodent control
rodent diseases
rodent ulcer

Literary usage of Rodent

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

1. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Although many of the IARC group 1 and 2 compounds were not tested in standard 2-year rodent study protocols, most are expected to be positive in the 2- year ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"LOUIS SKIN AND CANCER HOSPITAL, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. IN 1827 Jacob,1 of Dublin, was the first to describe rodent ulcer as a distinct clinical entity, ..."

3. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1873)
"The rodent sore we regard as a variety of epithelioma ; with the most typical ... Mr. Moore, in his book on rodent cancers, refers to their presence in some ..."

4. The Medical Times and Gazette (1879)
"After referring to the mass of clinical evidence in favour of the view they took, such as the many transitional cases between the typical rodent and ..."

5. Diseases and injuries of the eye: Their Medical and Surgical Treatment by George Lawson (1869)
"Epithelioma also invades the lymphatics and involves the neighbouring glands, whilst in rodent cancer the glands are unaffected. ..."

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