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Noun: mole rat
  1. African rodent resembling a mole in habits and appearance
  2. Furry short-limbed tailless rodent resembling a true mole in habits and appearance; of eastern Europe and Middle East
  3. Burrowing scaly-tailed rat of India and Ceylon
    - bandicoot rat

Derived forms: mole rats

Type of: gnawer, rat, rodent

Part of: Bathyergus, genus Bathyergus, genus Nesokia, genus Spalax, Nesokia, Spalax

Encyclopedia: Mole rat