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)