Su·​ina | \ süˈīnə, -ˈēnə \

Definition of Suina

: a division of Artiodactyla (suborder Suiformes) that comprises the swine, peccaries, and closely related extinct forms and is occasionally enlarged so that it becomes almost exactly coextensive with Suiformes

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History and Etymology for Suina

New Latin, from Latin sus swine, hog + New Latin -ina

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“Suina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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