Origin of soricineClassical Latin soricinus from sorex (gen. soricis), shrew from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form swer-, to buzz from source swarm
Origin of soricineLatin sōricīnus from sōrex sōric- shrew
(comparative more soricine, superlative most soricine)
- (zoology) Of or relating to the shrew family (Soricidae); resembling a shrew in form or habits.
- the soricine bat
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