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.

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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