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

murine

noun

Origin and Etymology of murine

ultimately from Latin mur-, mus

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Medical Dictionary

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murine

adjective mu·rine \ ˈmyu̇(ə)r-ˌīn \

medical Definition of murine

1 a : 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

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murine

noun

medical Definition of murine

: a murine animal

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