[ myoor-ahyn, -in ]
/ ˈmyʊər aɪn, -ɪn /
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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.
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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
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Medical definitions for murine
[ myur′īn′ ]
Of, relating to, or transmitted by a member of the rodent family Muridae, including rats and mice.
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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.
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