Myomorpha

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Noun1.Myomorpha - true rats and mice and related rodents
animal order - the order of animals
order Rodentia, Rodentia - small gnawing animals: porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; agoutis
Muroidea, superfamily Muroidea - a superfamily of rodents essentially equal to the suborder Myomorpha but with the Dipodidae excluded
Cricetidae, family Cricetidae - mostly small New World rodents including New World mice and lemmings and voles and hamsters
family Zapodidae, Zapodidae - jumping mice
Dipodidae, family Dipodidae - Old World jerboas
family Gliridae, Gliridae - dormice and other Old World forms
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Dr Nathan Jeffery, from the University's Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, said: "Mice and rats belong to a group of rodents called the myomorphs, which are amongst the most successful of all mammals.
The myomorphs, the rats and the mice, however, adapted to both chewing and gnawing.