[ lep-uh-rahyn, -rin ]
/ ˈlɛp əˌraɪn, -rɪn /
of, relating to, or resembling a rabbit or hare.
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Origin of leporine
First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin leporīnus, equivalent to lepor- (stem of lepus “hare”) + -īnus -ine1
Words nearby leporine
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Example sentences from the Web for leporine
As regards the nematodes of leporine rodents, probably the most important is Strongylus commutatus.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
Leporine, lep′o-rīn, adj. pertaining to or resembling the hare.
British Dictionary definitions for leporine
/ (ˈlɛpəˌraɪn) /
of, relating to, or resembling a hare
Word Origin for leporine
C17: from Latin leporīnus, from lepus hare
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