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porcine

[ pawr-sahyn, -sin ]
/ ˈpɔr saɪn, -sɪn /
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adjective
of or relating to swine.
resembling swine; hoggish; piggish.
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Origin of porcine

1650–60; <Latin porcīnus;see pork, -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for porcine

porcine
/ (ˈpɔːsaɪn) /

adjective
of, connected with, or characteristic of pigs

Word Origin for porcine

C17: from Latin porcīnus, from porcus pig
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Scientific definitions for porcine

porcine
[ pôrsīn′ ]

Relating to or resembling pigs.
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