[sawr-uh-sahyn, -sin, sor-uh-]
- of or resembling the shrews.
Origin of soricine
1775–85; < Latin sōricīnus, equivalent to sōric- (stem of sōrex) shrew + -īnus -ine1
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Examples from the Web for soricine
Soric′ident, having teeth like the shrew; Sor′icine, pertaining to the shrew-mouse; Sor′icoid, soricine.
- of, relating to, or resembling the shrews or the family (Soricidae) to which they belong
C18: from Latin sōricīnus, from sōrex a shrew