sand rat

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Noun1.Sand rat - small nearly naked African mole rat of desert areassand rat - small nearly naked African mole rat of desert areas
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
2.Sand rat - southern European gerbilsand rat - southern European gerbil    
gerbil, gerbille - small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping
genus Meriones, Meriones - a genus of Cricetidae
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They also showed a varied population of rodents, 84% of Psammomys obesus and 16% of Meriones shawi.
Xeric Rat Rattus rattus Mesic Sand rat Psammomys obesus Xeric Spinifex hopping mouse Notomys alexis Xeric Spiny mouse Acomys cahirinus Xeric (*) Habitat types are from Beuchat, 1996.
Psammomys obesus (sand rat): Nutritionally induced NIDDM-like syndrome on a thrifty gene background.
Physical exercise increases the expression of TNF[alpha] and GLUT 1 in muscle tissue of diabetes prone Psammomys obesus.
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