A rodent of a very large family (Muridae) that includes most kinds of rats, mice, and voles.
- Two prime examples of this are the murid rodents (Chinese vole, Norway rat, and house mouse) and the lagomorphs (rabbit, European hare, and pika).
- These include the shrews, some moles, some bats, the striped skunk, the pinniped carnivores, toothed whales, the aardvark, and murid rodents.
- Within rodents, relations are similar to those obtained and discussed previously, notably without any resolution of the relations between four main rodent lineages: murids, sciurids, glirids, and hystricognaths.
1.1 (Murid) A member of any of several Muslim movements, especially one that advocated rebellion against the Russians in the Caucasus in the late 19th century.
- The Murid Islamic Community in America held their annual Celebration of Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba Friday, July 28, 2000.
- The Czar moved quickly to quell any other uprising, officially annexing the tribal heartlands and forcing thousands of murids, as well as entire clans, to flee to the Ottoman Empire.
- As Shamil's murids [adherents or partisans] continued to resist, Russian forces poured into the region, eventually capturing Shamil in 1859.
From Arabic murīd, literally 'he who desires'.
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