[myoo r-ee-uh l] /ˈmyʊər i əl/
a female given name.
fem. proper name, probably Celtic and meaning literally “sea bright,” cf. Welsh Meriel, Meryl, Irish Muirgheal, earlier Muirgel, from muir “sea” (see mere (n.)) + geal “bright.”
- Muriel spark
[spahrk] /spɑrk/ noun 1. Muriel (Sarah) (Camberg) 1918–2006, British novelist and writer, born in Scotland. /spɑːk/ noun 1. a fiery particle thrown out or left by burning material or caused by the friction of two hard surfaces 2. 3. anything that serves to animate, kindle, or excite 4. a trace or hint: she doesn’t show […]
[myoo r-ahyn, -in] /ˈmyʊər aɪn, -ɪn/ adjective 1. belonging or pertaining to the Muridae, the family of rodents that includes the mice and rats. noun 2. a murine rodent. /ˈmjʊəraɪn; -rɪn/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Muridae, an Old World family of rodents, typically having long hairless tails: includes rats and […]
noun 1. any of several grayish, brownish, or russet opossums of the genus Marmosa, inhabiting forests of Central and South America, often having a black, masklike marking on the face.
- Murine typhus
murine typhus n. A comparatively mild, acute, endemic form of typhus caused by the microorganism Rickettsia typhi, transmitted from rats to humans by fleas and characterized by fever, headache, and muscular pain. Also called endemic typhus.