genus Mustela


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Noun1.genus Mustela - type genus of the family Mustelidae: minks and weaselsgenus Mustela - type genus of the family Mustelidae: minks and weasels
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Mustelidae, Mustelidae - weasels; polecats; ferrets; minks; fishers; otters; badgers; skunks; wolverines; martens
weasel - small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck
mink - slender-bodied semiaquatic mammal having partially webbed feet; valued for its fur
fitch, foulmart, foumart, Mustela putorius, polecat - dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
black-footed ferret, ferret, Mustela nigripes - musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct
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Before I start, I would like to offer my apologies to those cute little carnivorous mammals of the genus Mustela. Unfortunately, that word weasel' has gained another meaning over the years and that term is all too relevant to the computer industry.
During the 1st few postnatal wk, young members of the genus Mustela are incapable of regulating their body temperature (Segal, 1975).