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sciurine

[ sahy-yoo-rahyn, -rin ]
/ ˈsaɪ yʊˌraɪn, -rɪn /
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adjective
of or relating to the squirrels and allied rodents of the family Sciuridae.
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Origin of sciurine

1835–45; <Latin sciūr(us) squirrel + -ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM sciurine

sci·u·rid [sahy-yoor-id], /saɪˈyʊər ɪd/, noun

Words nearby sciurine

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British Dictionary definitions for sciurine

sciurine
/ (ˈsaɪjʊrɪn, -ˌraɪn) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Sciuridae, a family of rodents inhabiting most parts of the world except Australia and southern South America: includes squirrels, marmots, and chipmunks
noun
any sciurine animal

Word Origin for sciurine

C19: from Latin sciūrus, from Greek skiouros squirrel, from skia a shadow + oura a tail
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