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murine

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adjective mu·rine \ˈmyu̇r-ˌīn\

Definition of murine

  1. :  of or relating to a murid genus (Mus) or its subfamily (Murinae) which includes the common household rats and mice; also :  of, relating to, or involving these rodents and especially the house mouse

murine

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Origin and Etymology of murine

ultimately from Latin mur-, mus


First Known Use: circa 1729

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murine

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adjective mu·rine \ˈmyu̇(ə)r-ˌīn\

Medical Definition of murine

  1. 1a:  of or relating to the genus Mus or to its subfamily (Murinae) that includes most of the rats and mice which habitually live in intimate association with humans <murine rodents>b:  of, relating to, or produced by the house mouse <a murine odor>

  2. 2:  affecting or transmitted by rats or mice <murine rickettsial diseases>




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murine

noun mu·rine

Medical Definition of murine

  1. :  a murine animal




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