Definition of mole rat in English:

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mole rat

noun

A herbivorous, short-legged, ratlike rodent that typically lives permanently underground, with long incisors that protrude from the mouth and are used in digging.
Example sentences
  • The blind mole rat, S. ehrenbergi, receives seismic vibrations by pressing its lower jaw against the ground to transmit vibrations to the inner ear by bone conduction.
  • As the mole rat's visual cortex has been reduced, some of its other brain structures, associated with touch and smell, have expanded.
  • Cobras flourish as long as there are rice fields; there they feed mainly on the mole rat, live and lay their eggs in the rat burrow networks.

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