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ro·dent

rodent

 
pronunciation:
ro dnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small mammal with long front teeth used for gnawing. Many kinds of rodents are found all over the world. Rodents include rats, mice, hamsters, porcupines, chinchillas, guinea pigs, squirrels, prairie dogs, gophers, woodchucks, and beavers.
 
derivation: rodentlike (adj.)
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Rodent is from rodere, a Latin word that means "to gnaw." Erode and corrode come from the same Latin word.
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