fat mouse


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fat mouse

n
(Animals) any nocturnal African mouse of the genus Steatomys, of dry regions: eaten as a delicacy by Africans because of their high fat content: family Muridae
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Conversely, a thin person's microbes can help a fat mouse lose weight.
While the big cats are away, the mice will play and Toms is a pretty fat mouse in the context of the Mayakoba Classic at Riviera Maya, a shortish, tricky course down Mexico way that should suit him to a T.
When I lifted the cement block it had rested on, a fat mouse leaped and ran for the doorway.
Scientists at Millennium Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Mass., had been probing diabetes by studying what genes are turned on in a fat mouse that aren't active in a normal one.
One of the earliest breakthroughs in understanding obesity appeared to come in 1994, when a fat mouse was found to be missing a hormone called leptin, which turns off feelings of hunger, meaning it could eat large amounts without feeling full.
Studies have shown, for example, that when bacteria from a genetically fat mouse are placed in a lean germ-free mouse, it gains weight without changing its food intake.
She looks a lot like the fat mouse called Gus Gus in the film Cinderella - no offence to the mouse."