Definition of house mouse in English:

house mouse

Syllabification: house mouse

noun

  • A grayish-brown mouse found abundantly as a scavenger in human dwellings. It is widely kept as a pet or experimental animal and has been bred in many varieties.
    • Mus musculus, family Muridae
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    • Foxes, rabbits, harvest mice, house mice, dormice, shrews, weasels, and voles all depend on the hedgerows as a place to breed, hunt or shelter.
    • With the zoo's high densities of rodents (deer mice, white-footed mice, house mice, shrews, moles, and Norway rats), a relatively high density of rodent predators could be achieved.
    • The source of the infection appears to involve exposure to the urine or feces of common house mice or rodent pets (such as hamsters).

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