soricine

soricine

[sawr-uh-sahyn, -sin, sor-uh-]
adjective Zoology.
of or resembling the shrews.

Origin:
1775–85; < Latin sōricīnus, equivalent to sōric- (stem of sōrex) shrew + -īnus -ine1

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soricine (ˈsɒrɪˌsaɪn)
 
adj
of, relating to, or resembling the shrews or the family (Soricidae) to which they belong
 
[C18: from Latin sōricīnus, from sōrex a shrew]

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