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A major division of the rodents that includes the rats, mice, voles, hamsters, and their relatives.→ rodent
- ‘The rate of nucleotide substitutions in mice and rats is known to be higher than in other mammal groups; these results suggest rate changes within the lineage of Suborder Myomorpha.’
- ‘Still other families of the Myomorpha include the dormouse, jumping mouse, and jerboa.’
- ‘They placed them within Myomorpha based on derived cranial characters.’
- ‘He analyzed the amino acid sequence data of proteins and arrived at the conclusion that guinea pig may constitute an outgroup to Myomorpha (rats, mice, hamsters) and primates (humans).’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek mus, mu- mouse + morphē form.
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