Definition of zokor in English:

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zokor

Pronunciation: /ˈzəʊkɔː/

noun

A mole rat of eastern Asia that builds up large food stores in its burrows, found in high-altitude grasslands.
  • Genus Myospalax, family Muridae: six species
Example sentences
  • Many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians seek refuge and breed in zokor burrows.
  • This study supported the hypothesis that plateau zokor kept their gut capacity stable in the natural environment.
  • Meanwhile the field investigation also showed that soil hardness affected the distribution of the zokor.

Origin

A local name in the Altai Mountains.

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