sand rat

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Related to sand rat: Psammomys obesus
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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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DON'T BURY YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND RAT A HER than trying to ignore criticism altogether, it's important to work out whether criticism is constructive or destructive.
It was shown more than five decades ago in studies of how the corticomedullary osmotic gradient is generated, that luminal fluid near the bend of thin limbs of Henle's loop of hamster, kangaroo rat, and sand rat is nearly isoosmotic with fluid of the inner medullary interstitium, collecting ducts, and blood vessels at the same level.
The sand fly is harboured by the fat sand rat and is extremely resistant to traditional poisons and Rentokil said a specific strategy was needed to combat its spread.
Which animal, often kept as a pet, is known as the Sand Rat or Desert Kangaroo?
The similarities between the development of metabolic disturbances in the sand rat and humans make the Israeli sand rat the perfect model to explore the underlying genetic reasons for human obesity and diabetes.
Please meet a cool creature known as the fat sand rat.