Definition of Cricetidae
1. Noun. Mostly small New World rodents including New World mice and lemmings and voles and hamsters.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Myomorpha, Suborder Myomorpha
Member holonyms: New World Mouse, Genus Reithrodontomys, Reithrodontomys, Genus Peromyscus, Peromyscus, Baiomys, Genus Baiomys, Genus Onychomys, Onychomys, Genus Ondatra, Ondatra, Genus Neofiber, Neofiber, Genus Sigmodon, Sigmodon, Wood Rat, Wood-rat, Genus Neotoma, Neotoma, Genus Oryzomys, Oryzomys, Genus Pitymys, Pitymys, Genus Microtus, Microtus, Arvicola, Genus Arvicola, Clethrionomys, Genus Clethrionomys, Genus Phenacomys, Cricetus, Genus Cricetus, Genus Mesocricetus, Mesocricetus, Gerbillinae, Subfamily Gerbillinae, Genus Meriones, Meriones, Lemming, Genus Lemmus, Lemmus, Genus Myopus, Myopus, Dicrostonyx, Genus Dicrostonyx, Genus Synaptomys, Synaptomys
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cricetidae
Literary usage of Cricetidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Two Old World representatives of the family Cricetidae that have become widely used in the laboratory are the hamster (Mesocricetus or Cricetulus) and the ..."