[ myoor-ahyn, -in ]
/ ˈmyʊər aɪn, -ɪn /
Save This Word!
belonging or pertaining to the rodent subfamily Murinae, which includes more than 500 species of mice and rats: pathological studies of murine viruses;the detection of murine odor in the attic.
a murine rodent: No murines have played more vitally important roles in medical research than common house mice and brown rats.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "EVOKE" VS. "INVOKE"!
Call upon your favorite grammar inspirations to tackle this quiz on the differences and uses of "evoke" and "invoke."
Question 1 of 7
“Evoke” and “invoke” both derive from the same Latin root “vocāre.”
Words nearby murine
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
British Dictionary definitions for murine
/ (ˈmjʊəraɪn, -rɪn) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Muridae, an Old World family of rodents, typically having long hairless tails: includes rats and mice
resembling a mouse or rat
any animal belonging to the Muridae
Word Origin for murine
C17: from Latin mūrīnus of mice, from mūs mouse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for murine
[ myur′īn′ ]
Of, relating to, or transmitted by a member of the rodent family Muridae, including rats and mice.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Scientific definitions for murine
[ myur′īn′ ]
Of or relating to a rodent of the subfamily Murinae, including rats and mice.
Caused, transmitted, or affected by such a rodent.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.