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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Example sentences
The press couldn't get enough of the ursine celebrity.
The bear watcher would sit in a truck, hand poised on the horn to scare off any ursine that came into camp.
The fourth and final method for separating bears and people was to trap and relocate the ursine repeat offenders.
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