Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a rodent of the family Muridae or subfamily Murinae, including rats and mice.
  • adj. Caused, transmitted, or affected by such a rodent: a murine plague.
  • n. A murine rodent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, the mouse, rat or (more generally) any mammal of the family Muridae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to a family of rodents (Muridæ), of which the mouse is the type.
  • n. One of a tribe of rodents, of which the mouse is the type.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Muriform or myomorphic in general; resembling a mouse or a rat; specifically, of or pertaining to the family Muridæ or the subfamily Murinæ.
  • n. A mouse or a rat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Latin mūrīnus, of mice, from mūs, mūr-, mouse.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Most of the subjects -- 32, or 86.5 percent -- tested positive for a virus known as a murine leukemia virus-related virus, the researchers found.

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  • Most of the subjects -- 32, or 86.5 percent -- tested positive for a virus known as a murine leukemia virus-related virus.

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  • The group of viruses identified in fatigue patients, called murine leukemia virus-related viruses, or MLV, are known to cause cancer and neurological problems in mice, but whether they cause disease in humans isn't known.

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  • On the other hand, in cells infected by other retroviruses such as murine leukemia virus (MuLV) or Rous sarcoma virus (RSV), numerous integration events per cell have been detected

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  • Induced regulatory T cells (Treg) have been implicated in the protective mechanism of DNA vaccination against other organ-specific autoimmune diseases such as murine Experimental Autoimmune Uveitis

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  • Effect of interleukin-10 overexpression on the properties of healing tendon in a murine patellar tendon model.

    CHOP scarless fetal wound healing publications

  • Austin JC, Chacko SK, DiSanto M, Canning DA, Zderic SA: A male murine model of partial bladder outlet obstruction reveals changes in detrusor morphology, contractility and myosin isoform expression.

    Publications of the Urology Division

  • Bullard KM, Sonne J, Hawgood S, Harrison MR, Adzick NS: Tracheal ligation increases cell proliferation but decreases surfactant protein production in fetal murine lungs in vitro.

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  • Treatment of diabetic wounds with fetal murine mesenchymal stromal cells enhances wound closure.

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  • Correction of murine ADAMTS13 deficiency by hematopoietic progenitor cell-mediated gene therapy.

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