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sciurine

[sahy-yoo-rahyn, -rin] /ˈsaɪ yʊˌraɪn, -rɪn/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the squirrels and allied rodents of the family Sciuridae.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Latin sciūr(us) squirrel + -ine1
Related forms
sciurid
[sahy-yoo r-id] /saɪˈyʊər ɪd/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sciurine

sciurine

/ˈsaɪjʊrɪn; -ˌraɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Sciuridae, a family of rodents inhabiting most parts of the world except Australia and southern South America: includes squirrels, marmots, and chipmunks
noun
2.
any sciurine animal
Word Origin
C19: from Latin sciūrus, from Greek skiouros squirrel, from skia a shadow + oura a tail
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