soricine

[sawr-uh-sahyn, -sin, sor-uh-]

Origin of soricine

1775–85; < Latin sōricīnus, equivalent to sōric- (stem of sōrex) shrew + -īnus -ine1
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soricine

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling the shrews or the family (Soricidae) to which they belong

Word Origin for soricine

C18: from Latin sōricīnus, from sōrex a shrew
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