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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2008) and it is usually understood to contain at least three subspecies Mus musculus domesticus, M.
The borrowed version of this gene, vkorc1, isn't the only genetic shield against warfarin that Mus musculus domesticus can employ.
4- Mus musculus domesticus--GB: Mus musculus domesticus [15], Accession Number: AM182717, Identities = 600/609 (98.
Additionally, the different lethal complementation groups also show restricted and often localized distributions among European Mus musculus domesticus (Klein et al.