from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to the subfamily Microtinae, including voles, lemmings and musk-rats.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name sometimes given to the glassy forms of the plagioclase feldspars occurring as minute phenocrysts in igneous rocks.
- Resembling, or having the characters of, the small rodents of the genus Microtus.
From scientific Latin Microtinae, a subfamily name, from Microtus + -inae. (Wiktionary)