• WordNet 3.6
    • n Cricetus type genus of the Cricetidae: Old World hamsters
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cricetus The typical genus of Muridæ, of the subfamily Cricetinæ, containing the hamsters proper, as C. vulgaris. They have 16 teeth, ungrooved incisors, cheek-pouches, a stout form, short tail and limbs, and fossorial habits. See hamster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cricetus kri-sē′tus the typical genus of Cricetinæ, a sub-family of muroid rodents with cheek-pouches.
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