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Wistar rat Line breaks: Wis¦tar rat
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪstə/

Definition of Wistar rat in English:


Biology & Medicine
A rat of a strain developed for laboratory purposes.
Example sentences
  • The subjects were 16 male hooded Wistar rats supplied by the Laboratory Animal Services Branch of the University of Adelaide, Australia.
  • All experiments were conducted on male Wistar rats in accordance with regulations of the French Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Albino Wistar rats fed on standard chow diet were obtained from the Animal House, College of Medicine, King Faisal University and used for the study.


1930s: named after the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, Philadelphia, US.

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