mu·​rid ˈmyu̇r-əd How to pronounce murid (audio)
: of or relating to a family (Muridae) comprising the typical mice and rats and often those rodents classified as cricetids
murid noun

Word History


ultimately from Latin mur-, mus mouse — more at mouse entry 1

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of murid was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Murid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


mu·​rid ˈmyu̇r-id How to pronounce murid (audio)
: any rodent of the family Muridae
murid adjective

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