subursine

ursine

[ur-sahyn, -sin]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a bear or bears.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin ursīnus, equivalent to urs(us) bear + -īnus -ine1

subursine, adjective
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ursine (ˈɜːsaɪn)
 
adj
of, relating to, or resembling a bear or bears
 
[C16: from Latin ursus a bear]

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ursine
"pertaining to a bear," c.1550, from L. ursinus "of or resembling a bear," from ursus "a bear," cognate with Gk. arktos (see arctic).
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ursine   (ûr'sīn')  Pronunciation Key 
Resembling or characteristic of bears.
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