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soricine

[sawr-uh-sahyn, -sin, sor-uh-] /ˈsɔr əˌsaɪn, -sɪn, ˈsɒr ə-/
adjective, Zoology
1.
of or resembling the shrews.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; < Latin sōricīnus, equivalent to sōric- (stem of sōrex) shrew + -īnus -ine1
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soricine

/ˈsɒrɪˌsaɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling the shrews or the family (Soricidae) to which they belong
Word Origin
C18: from Latin sōricīnus, from sōrex a shrew
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