murine murine  /ˈmjʊ ˌrin/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a rodent that is a member of the family Muridae
  2. (adj) of or relating to or transmitted by a member of the family Muridae (rats and mice)

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Seven out of ten monkeys were thus immunized with murine virus.
  2. Rats and their parasites carry bubonic plague, murine typhus, trichinosis, leptospirosis and other diseases.
  3. With their eleven internal parasites and 18 kinds of fleas, they expose people to rat-bite fever, murine typhus, bubonic plague and other diseases.

News

  • Flight Attendant Accused Of Bringing Rats On Plane

    An American Airlines flight attendant was accused by her coworkers of stowing pet rats in her underwear and pantyhose during flights, the Post reports . 55-year-old Louann Giambattista, 55, an "admitted animal lover," denies keeping murine passengers smashed under her uniform, though fellow flight attendants were convinced Giambattista was feeding out-of-sight creatures during a flight from St ...
    on July 7, 2013     Source: Gothamist

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