naked mole rat

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naked mole rat

n.
A mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber) of the family Bathyergidae, having smooth pinkish skin with sparse sensory hairs, living in large underground colonies, and found in eastern Africa.
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na′ked mole′ rat`


n.
a nearly hairless rodent, Heterocephalus glaber, of E African dry steppes and savannas, living entirely underground in a colony of specialized workers and a single breeding female.
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Noun1.naked mole rat - fetal-looking colonial rodent of East Africanaked mole rat - fetal-looking colonial rodent of East Africa; neither mole nor rat; they feed on tubers and have a social structure similar to that of honeybees and termites
fossorial mammal - a burrowing mammal having limbs adapted for digging
order Rodentia, Rodentia - small gnawing animals: porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; agoutis
queen mole rat - an especially large mole rat and the only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring which are sired by only a few males
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Functional Morphology of the Olfactory Mucosa and Olfactory Bulb in Fossorial Rodents: The East African Root Rat (Tachyoryctes splendens) and the Naked Mole Rat (Heterocephalus glaber).
We successfully amplified PRLR in the pituitary, mammary gland, ovary, and liver of vizcachas (not shown), and the sequencing of ovarian PRLR exhibited an 88% homology with chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera); an 85% with guinea pig (Cavia porcellus); an 82% with the desert mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber); a 78% with the Damara mole rat (Fukomys damarensis), the tree shrew (Tupaia chinensis), the ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus), and the norwegian rat (Rattus norvegicus); a 77% with mice (Mus musculus) and degu (Octodon degus); and a 74% with humans.
Kan et al., "The protective role of autophagy in Heterocephalus glaber hepatic stellate cells exposed to [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] or nutritional stress," Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, vol.