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

  • Resembling, or having the characters of, the small rodents of the genus Microtus.
  • n. A name sometimes given to the glassy forms of the plagioclase feldspars occurring as minute phenocrysts in igneous rocks.


From scientific Latin Microtinae, a subfamily name, from Microtus +‎ -inae. (Wiktionary)



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