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mar·mot

 (mär′mət)
n.
Any of various stocky, coarse-furred, burrowing rodents of the genus Marmota, having short legs and ears and short bushy tails and found throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

[French marmotte, from Old French, perhaps from marmotter, to mumble, probably of imitative origin.]

marmot

(ˈmɑːmət)
n
1. (Animals) any burrowing sciurine rodent of the genus Marmota, of Europe, Asia, and North America. They are heavily built, having short legs, a short furry tail, and coarse fur
2. (Animals) prairie marmot another name for prairie dog
[C17: from French marmotte, perhaps ultimately from Latin mūr- (stem of mūs) mouse + montis of the mountain]

mar•mot

(ˈmɑr mət)

n.
any stocky burrowing rodent of the genus Marmota, as the woodchuck.
[1600–10; < French marmotte, Old French, appar. n. derivative of marmotter to mutter, murmur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marmot - stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemispheremarmot - stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere; hibernates in winter
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
groundhog, Marmota monax, woodchuck - reddish brown North American marmot
hoary marmot, Marmota caligata, whistling marmot, whistler - large North American mountain marmot
Marmota flaviventris, rockchuck, yellowbelly marmot - heavy-bodied yellowish-brown marmot of rocky areas of western North America
Translations
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murmeli
marmota
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I assure you that I sleep everywhere, and always like a marmot.
Like the marmots in the surrounding hills, it closes its eyelids and becomes dormant for three months or more.
A third are caused by smoking, and approximately a third are related to diet and physical activity," New Scientist quoted Michael Marmot, chair of the WCRF panel that produced the report, as saying.
Sir Michael Marmot, PhD, MPH, MBBS, FRCP, FFPHM, FMedSci, who chaired the report's authoring commission and will deliver the keynote address at the APHA Annual Meeting in San Diego, said the international public health community must help create "the conditions for people to be empowered, to have freedom to lead flourishing lives.
Director of the International Institute for Society and Health, and MRC (Medical Research Council) research professor of epidemiology and public health at the University College London, Professor Marmot has led a research group on health inequalities for the past 30 years.
A funky soundtrack brought to you by Pacha stablemates such as Rob Marmot, Andy Galea, James Jackson and Nick Bridges rounds off the night.
An attraction named Marmot Mania will be created to replace the existing marmot enclosure.
The collection now boasts alarm calls from 13 species, including a chuttering sound from America's most famous marmot, the groundhog.
Staff at the zoo say Marmot is very intelligent and affectionate but gets angry at the smell of alcohol.
Michael Marmot, PhD, MPH, MBBS, professor of epidemiology and public health at University College London and the chair of the World Health Organization's Commission on Social Determinants of Health, will deliver a keynote address at the meeting's opening session Nov.
The Marmot Review - published in 2010 - re-shaped the approach to improving public health.
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