of the murids, or family of rodents including the Old World rats and mice
Origin of murineClassical Latin murinus ; from mus (gen. muris), mouse
a murine rodent
- Of or relating to a rodent of the subfamily Murinae, which includes the house mouse and the brown rat.
- Caused, transmitted by, or affecting such a rodent: murine leukemia.
A murine rodent.
Origin of murineLatin mūrīnus, of mice, from mūs, mūr-, mouse; see mūs- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more murine, superlative most murine)
- Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, the mouse, rat or (more generally) any mammal of the family Muridae.