(lĕp′ə-rīn′, -ər-ĭn)
Of or characteristic of rabbits or hares.

[Latin leporīnus, from lepus, lepor-, hare.]


(Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a hare
[C17: from Latin leporīnus, from lepus hare]


(ˈlɛp əˌraɪn, -rɪn)

of or resembling a rabbit or hare.
[1650–60; < Latin leporīnus=lepor-, s. of lepus hare + -īnus -ine1]
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A new leporine (Lagomorpha: Leporidae) from Wisconsinan deposits of the Chihuahuan Desert.
They were based on the macroscopic observation of colonies, verifying the presence of hemolysis, size and pigmentation; observation of microscopic morphology through Gram-stained smears, catalase test and tube coagulase test, employing leporine plasma.
On Saturday nights, she sashays out in a party frock and perfume exuding all the scents of the East, but on Sunday she lights her briar pipe, before slapping her thighs and striding off to the moors in a pair of robust brogues, Donegal tweed breeches and a Norfolk jacket - a Gertrude Stein of the leporine world.