house mouse

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house mouse

n.
A common mouse (Mus musculus) that lives in or near buildings, can be an agricultural pest and carrier of disease, and is bred in numerous strains for use as a laboratory animal.

house mouse

n
(Animals) any of various greyish mice of the Old World genus Mus, esp M. musculus, a common household pest in most parts of the world: family Muridae

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n.
an Old World mouse, Mus musculus, introduced worldwide.
[1825–35]
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Noun1.house mouse - brownish-grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwidehouse mouse - brownish-grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwide
mouse - any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
genus Mus, Mus - type genus of the Muridae: common house mice; the tips of the upper incisors have a square notch
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1982: Criteres de differenciation morphologique et biometrique de deux especes de souris sympatriques: Mus spretus et Mus musculus domesticus. Mammalia 46: 205-217.
The species as a whole probably originated in South or Southwest Asia approximately half a million years ago (Geraldes et al., 2008) and it is usually understood to contain at least three subspecies Mus musculus domesticus, M.
At times when people were more likely to settle for long periods, the house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) reigned over the short-tailed field mouse (M.
Although the house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) is a common model for infection with Francisella tularensis (1), no recent and detailed data are available about natural tularemia outbreaks in this species.
He and a U.S.--German research group have now found that some house mice (Mus musculus domesticus) in Germany and Spain take their resistance from an alternate version of a key gene that came from a completely different species.