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anserine

adjective an·ser·ine \ -rə̇n \

Definition of anserine

1 a : of, relating to, or resembling a goose
  • anserine characteristics
b : stupid, silly
  • ridiculous anserine behavior
2 : of or belonging to the Anseres
  • the anserine birds

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Origin and Etymology of anserine

Latin anserinus, from anser goose + -inus -ine


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anserine

noun an·ser·ine \ -rə̇n \
variants: or less commonly anserin \-rə̇n\

Definition of anserine

plural -s
: a crystalline base C10H16N4O3 found in the muscles of birds; methyl-carnosine

Origin and Etymology of anserine

borrowed from German Anserin, from Latin anser “goose” + German -in1-in,2-ine


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