Microsthene Mi"cro*sthene (m[imac]"kr[-o]*sth[=e]n), n. [Micro- + Gr. sqe`nos might, strength.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a group of mammals having a small size as a typical characteristic. It includes the lower orders, as the {Insectivora}, {Cheiroptera}, {Rodentia}, and {Edentata}. [1913 Webster]

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