Definition of Sciurine

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Squirrel family.



Definition of Sciurine

1. Adjective. Pertaining to squirrels ¹

2. Noun. A member of the squirrel family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sciurine

1. a rodent of the squirrel family [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sciurine

1. Of or pertaining to the Squirrel family. A rodent of the Squirrel family. Origin: Cf. F. Sciurien. See Sciurus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sciurine

scissortail
scissortailed flycatcher
scissortails
scissorwise
scissura
scissura pilorum
scissure
scissures
scita
scitamineous
scituate
scituation
sciurid
sciuridae
sciurids
sciurine (current term)
sciurines
sciuroid
sciuromorpha
sciurus
scizorhinal
sclaffed
sclaffer
sclaffers
sclaffing
sclaffs
sclarene
sclarite
sclate

Literary usage of Sciurine

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1. Stoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by American supplement, Encyclopaedia britannica (1883)
"The tibia and fibula unite below in old age, contrary to the rule in the sciurine series of rodents; still, it is not that true ankylosis which occurs in ..."

2. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"... its structure and position, in which he came to the conclusion that this peculiar form of Rodents should be either referred to the sciurine group of ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1895)
"The greater number of the animals of this order found within Central American limits belong to the sciurine and. Murine groups, which have spread southwards ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... osseous symphysis ; the femur varies considerably in form, and there is generally a well-defined third trochanter ; in the sciurine and ..."

5. The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History by William Holl, Neville Wood, Edward Mammatt (1839)
"... to which the appellation Petaurus was proposed to be restricted: the members of this group have in all thirty-four teeth. Lastly, the sciurine ..."

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