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Nidorina (Pokémon)

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Name origin
 
===Origin===
Nidorina appears to be based on a {{wp|porcupine}}, {{wp|rabbit}}, {{wp|mouse}}, or {{wp|hamster}}.
 
====Name origin====
Nidorina may be a combination of ''needle'' and ''{{wp|rhinoceros}}''. ''Nido'' may also be based on ''{{wp|cnidocyte}}'', a type of venomous cell responsible for the stings delivered by stinging animals, most notably by {{wp|jellyfish}}. Alternatively, it may be based on 二 ''ni'' (two) or 二度 ''nido'' (two times/two degrees), referring to the two distinct evolutionary lines using the name with similar names and traits. ''Rina'' likely alludes to its female gender; in some languages, such as {{wp|Spanish language|Spanish}} and {{wp|Italian language|Italian}}, names and words ending in ''a'' are an indication to the female gender.
 
==In other languages==
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