murine definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to a rodent for the family Muridae or subfamily Murinae, including rats and mice.
    • triggered, transmitted, or afflicted with these types of a rodent: a murine plague.
    • Of, with respect to, or characteristic of, the mouse, rat or (more generally) any mammal for the family members Muridae.
    • with respect to a household of rodents (Muridæ), that the mouse may be the kind.
    • of or regarding or sent by a member of household Muridae (rats and mice)
  • noun:
    • A murine rodent.
    • One of a tribe of rodents, that the mouse may be the kind.
    • A mouse or a rat.
    • a rodent which a member associated with family Muridae
  • others:
    • Muriform or myomorphic in general; resembling a mouse or a rat; especially, of or pertaining to the household Muridæ or the subfamily Murinæ.

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