plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Suina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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