genus Mustela


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Noun1.genus Mustela - type genus of the family Mustelidae: minks and weaselsgenus Mustela - type genus of the family Mustelidae: minks and weasels
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Mustelidae, Mustelidae - weasels; polecats; ferrets; minks; fishers; otters; badgers; skunks; wolverines; martens
weasel - small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck
mink - slender-bodied semiaquatic mammal having partially webbed feet; valued for its fur
fitch, foulmart, foumart, Mustela putorius, polecat - dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
black-footed ferret, ferret, Mustela nigripes - musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct
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Before I start, I would like to offer my apologies to those cute little carnivorous mammals of the genus Mustela.
Black-footed ferrets, like all other members of the genus Mustela (Ewer, 1973; King, 1989), lack the first premolars in both jaws.
During the 1st few postnatal wk, young members of the genus Mustela are incapable of regulating their body temperature (Segal, 1975).