of or relating to the Viverridae, a family of small carnivorous mammals including the civets, genets, palm cats, etc.
a viverrine animal.
Origin of viverrine
1790-1800; < New Latinviverrīnus, equivalent to Viverr(a) a genus name (Latinvīverra the ferret or a similar animal; akin to Lithuanianvoverė̃,Old Russianvěveritsa,Old Englishācwern,Old High Germaneihhurno squirrel) + -īnus-ine1
(vī-věr'ĭd) Any of various mostly small carnivorous mammals of the family Viverridae, having long, slender bodies with short legs and bushy tails. Viverrids include the civets, mongooses, meerkats, and binturong.
(vī-věr'ĭn, -īn') Characteristic of or resembling civets or their kin.