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|Noun||1.||family Heteromyidae - small New World burrowing mouselike rodents with fur-lined cheek pouches and hind limbs and tail adapted to leaping; adapted to desert conditions: pocket mice; kangaroo mice; kangaroo rats|
mammal family - a family of mammals
pocket mouse - any of various small nocturnal burrowing desert rodents with cheek pouches and long hind legs and tail