Musteline meaning

mŭstə-līn, -lĭn
Of, relating to, or resembling the mustelids.
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Of, relating to, or belonging to the subfamily Mustelinae, which includes the weasels and martens.
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Designating or of a large family (Mustelidae) of fur-bearing carnivores, including the weasel, marten, polecat, and mink.
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(zoology) Like or relating to the family Mustelidae, or the weasels and martens.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of musteline

  • Latin mūstēlīnus of a weasel from mūstēla weasel probably from mūs mouse mūs- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin mÅ«stÄ“lÄ«nus, from mÅ«stÄ“la (“weasel"), from mÅ«s (“mouse", “rat").

    From Wiktionary