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 (ăn′sə-rīn′, -rĭn)
1. Of or belonging to the subfamily Anserinae, which comprises the geese.
2. Of or resembling a goose; gooselike.

[Latin ānserīnus, pertaining to geese, from ānser, goose; see ghans- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈænsəˌraɪn; -rɪn) or


1. (Zoology) of or resembling a goose
2. (Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the subfamily Anserinae, which includes geese, swans, and certain ducks: family Anatidae, order Anseriformes
3. silly; foolish
[C19: from Latin anserīnus, from anser goose]


(ˈæn səˌraɪn, -rɪn)

also an•ser•ous

(-sər əs)

1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a goose.
2. stupid; foolish; silly.
[1830–40; < Latin anserīnus=anser goose + -īnus -ine1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anserine - of or resembling a gooseanserine - of or resembling a goose    
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
2.anserine - having or revealing stupidityanserine - having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
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Carnosine, anserine, creatine, and inosine 5'-monophosphate contents in breast and thigh meats from 5 lines of Korean native chicken.
suggests chicken has effect A report in the journal Nutrients says compounds in the chicken, called anserine and carnosine, may have relaxing effects on the brain.
The examiner should also rule out other potential causes of anterior knee pain, such as patellar ligament, quadriceps tendon, pes anserine, hip, or lumbar spine diseases.
18) Another study looked at the effects of carnosine and related compounds on the formation of AGEs in uremic patients who had undergone peritoneal dialysis and found that carnosine slowed the development of AGEs better than the similar peptides anserine and homocarnosine.
arvensis, Myosotis arvensis, Anagallis arvensis, or Argentina anserine (Westerman & Gerowitt, 2012).
Clinically, spontaneous osteonecrosis of the medial tibial plateau (SOMTP) is frequently confused with medial eniscus tear and pes anserine bursitis.
Neither D-carnosine, (beta-alanyl-D-histidine), homocarnosine, anserine, nor beta-alanine had the same effects as carnosine on human fibroblasts.
Careful examination allows the practitioner to differentiate between knee arthritis and pes anserine bursitis, or hip arthritis and trochanteric bursitis.
Protective effects of carnosine, homocarnosine and anserine against peroxyl radical-mediated Cu,Zn-superoxide dismutase modification.
However, this was stopped after the type of raw material had been changed from species such as capelin and sprat that had an exceptionally high total content of natural antioxidants and co-antioxidants (such as anserine, spermine, trimethylamineoxide and taurine) to species with lower (and more normal) antioxidant content.
Meat also contains unique endogenous antioxidants including carosine, anserine and others, along with iron and zinc, nutrients often lacking in the average diet.