Definition of Rodentia in English:

Rodentia

noun

Zoology
  • Treated as plural. An order of mammals that comprises the rodents or gnawing animals, which are characterized by having strong constantly-growing incisor teeth adapted for gnawing, and lacking canine teeth; (also in form rodentia) animals of this order (collectively or individually); rodents.

Origin

Early 19th century. From scientific Latin Rodentia, plural noun, lit. ‘gnawers’, specific use as noun of plural of classical Latin rōdent-, rōdēns, after French rongeurs, plural noun.

Pronunciation

Rodentia

/rə(ʊ)ˈdɛntɪə//rə(ʊ)ˈdɛnʃə/