Adjective "murine" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈmjʊərʌɪn//ˈmjʊərɪn/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to or affecting mice or related rodents.
  1. 'Some parts seem to be like bird or avian viruses, while other bits are similar to bovine or murine viruses.'
  2. 'The derivation of murine embryonic stem cells were first reported in 1981.'

Definitions

1. belonging or pertaining to the Muridae, the family of rodents that includes the mice and rats. noun

2. a murine rodent.

More examples(as adjective)

"models can be murine."

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin murinus, from mus, mur- ‘mouse’.