mice mice  /ˈmaɪs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
  2. (n) a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
  3. (n) person who is quiet or timid
  4. (n) a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad; on the bottom of the device is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad
  5. (v) to go stealthily or furtively
  6. (v) manipulate the mouse of a computer

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Using a new type of stem cell that does not require the destruction of embryos, scientists have for the first time created mice that can reproduce and beget future generations.
  2. One morning an Australian rancher swept 28,000 poisoned mice off his veranda.
  3. Hotelkeepers do not admire mice.

News

  1. Mice Research Suggests Common Drugs May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

    New research on mice suggests that many commonly prescribed drugs are capable of reducing the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Led by Giulio Maria Pasinetti, M.D., Ph.D., researchers at The Mount Sinai Medical Center used a computer algorithm to screen 1,600 commercially available medications to assess their impact on the brain accumulation of beta-amyloid. [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  2. Mice Study Suggests One Intriguing Method to Block OCD

    MIT neuroscientists have discovered a method to block a brain circuit that controls compulsive behavior in mice. Researchers believe the knowledge could help researchers develop new treatments for diseases such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette’s syndrome. OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness and by repetitive behaviors. About 1 ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  3. Mice With OCD Prove Disorder's Slow Trigger

    Mice With OCD Prove Disorder's Slow Trigger
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

Quotes

  1. "Flash was created during the PC era - for PCs and mice. Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards -...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Steve Jobs Source: ITP.net

  2. "We come to work, and we work extremely hard at this, only for the officials to screw us," Jason Kidd said. "We fought, but that doesn't mean anything when you have the officials take over the game like that. You go with the Three Blind Mice,...
    on Dec 26, 2006 By: Jason Kidd Source: USA Today

  3. "We're very excited about this discovery, particularly as our earlier work in mice suggests that we could develop this work even further," Professor Nayernia said.
    on Apr 12, 2007 By: Karim Nayernia Source: Independent

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