murine

adjective
mu·rine | \ˈmyu̇r-ˌīn \

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

adjective
mu·rine | \ˈmyu̇(ə)r-ˌīn \

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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