Definition of petauristine in English:

petauristine

adjective

Zoology
  • Of a mammal: having a fur-covered skin membrane between fore and hind limbs which enables it to make gliding leaps; specifically of or relating to the Asian genus Petaurista or subfamily Petauristinae of giant flying squirrels.

noun

Zoology
  • A petauristine mammal.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. Probably partly from petaurist + -ine, and partly from scientific Latin Petaurista, genus name + -ine.

Pronunciation

petauristine

/ˌpɛtɔːˈrɪstiːn//ˌpɛtəˈrɪstiːn//ˌpɛtɔːˈrɪstʌɪn/