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murine

[myoo r-ahyn, -in] /ˈmyʊər aɪn, -ɪn/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Muridae, the family of rodents that includes the mice and rats.
noun
2.
a murine rodent.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin mūrīnus of mice, equivalent to mūr- (stem of mūs) mouse + -īnus -ine1
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  • There are several other murine genera that are sometimes considered part of rattus.
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murine

/ˈmjʊəraɪn; -rɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Muridae, an Old World family of rodents, typically having long hairless tails: includes rats and mice
2.
resembling a mouse or rat
noun
3.
any animal belonging to the Muridae
Word Origin
C17: from Latin mūrīnus of mice, from mūsmouse
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Word Origin and History for murine
adj.

c.1600, from Latin murinus, from mus "mouse" (see mouse (n.)).

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murine in Medicine

murine mu·rine (myur'īn')
adj.
Of, relating to, or transmitted by a member of the rodent family Muridae, including rats and mice.

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murine in Science
murine
  (myr'īn')   
  1. Of or relating to a rodent of the family Muridae or subfamily Murinae, including rats and mice.

  2. Caused, transmitted, or affected by such a rodent.


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