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Definition of rato

"rato" is probably misspelled. Trying rat instead Definition of rat

1. rat [ n ] any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse

Used in print:

(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)

Verloop ( ' 48 ; ' 49 ) found these shunts in the human_being but was unable to find them in rats .

Ellis , Grindlay and Edwards ( ' 52 ) also were unable to find them in rats .

(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)

There is some reason to think that thyroglobulin synthesis may proceed independently of iodination , for in certain transplantable tumours of the rat thyroid containing essentially no iodinated thyroglobulin , a protein that appears to be thyroglobulin has been observed in ultracentrifuge experiments ( Wolff , Robbins and Rall , 1959 ) .

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

But even in relatively primitive laboratory animals such_as the rat , sex_activity closely identified with the hypothalamus and the visceral_brain is enhanced by the neocortex .

Synonyms rat Related Terms rodent black_rat brown_rat bandicoot_rat jerboa_rat rice_rat pocket_rat

2. rat [ n ] someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike

Synonyms strikebreaker blackleg rat scab Related Terms worker scab

3. rat [ v ] take the place of work of someone on strike

Synonyms rat blackleg scab Related Terms work scab

4. rat [ v ] give away information about somebody
Examples: "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"

Synonyms betray tell_on shit rat give_away peach grass shop snitch stag denounce Related Terms inform tip_off crap informer fink deserter

5. rat [ v ] catch rats, esp. with dogs

Synonyms rat Related Terms capture

6. rat [ v ] give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat

Synonyms rat Related Terms pad

7. rat [ n ] a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
Examples: "only a rotter would do that" "kill the rat" "throw the bum out" "you cowardly little pukes!" "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"

Synonyms bum puke skunk stinker so-and-so rat lowlife scum_bag git dirty_dog crumb stinkpot rotter Related Terms unpleasant_person

8. rat [ v ] employ scabs or strike breakers in (an industry)

Synonyms rat Related Terms hire industry

9. rat [ v ] desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage

Synonyms rat Related Terms defect rotter

10. rat [ n ] a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure

Synonyms rat Related Terms pad hairdo

11. rat [ n ] one who reveals confidential information in return for money

Synonyms betrayer rat squealer blabber informer Related Terms informant fink nark supergrass betray tattle denounce

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