Skip to Content
Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mus

Definition: A genus of the family Muridae that includes about 16 species of mice; domesticated strains are numerous and genetically well defined, the most popular being the albino and piebald strains.

[L. mus (mur-), a mouse]

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.