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Noun: desert rat  de-zurt rat
  1. Any of various leaping rodents of desert regions of North America and Mexico; largest members of the family Heteromyidae
    - kangaroo rat, Dipodomys phillipsii

Derived forms: desert rats

Type of: pocket rat

Part of: Dipodomys, genus Dipodomys

Encyclopedia: Desert rat