murine

adjective
mu·​rine | \ ˈmyu̇r-ˌīn How to pronounce murine (audio) \

Definition of murine

: 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

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murine noun

First Known Use of murine

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for murine

ultimately from Latin mur-, mus

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The first known use of murine was in 1607

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“Murine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/murine. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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murine

adjective
mu·​rine | \ ˈmyu̇(ə)r-ˌīn How to pronounce murine (audio) \

Medical Definition of murine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 : affecting or transmitted by rats or mice murine rickettsial diseases

murine

noun

Medical Definition of murine (Entry 2 of 2)

: a murine animal

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