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Just a few months after the Super Bowl commercial aired, Max’s pulmonary valve needed to be replaced with a porcine valve.
But even these porcine versions of cockroaches have to deal with winter.
Instead of porcine praise, everyone wanted to know about the last-minute zucchini dish (yes, that ubiquitous and much-maligned summer staple zucchini).
In the study about pigs, published in the journal Science, a team of researchers including the founders of the company eGenesis Inc., used Crispr to inactivate all 62 copies of porcine endogenous retroviruses, or PERVs, in pig cells.
This is your chance to sleep where a porcine heiress to a billionaire fortune hath slept!
In one, a porcine businessman holds out a medal to a legless soldier dragging himself across a floor.
Okja is technically a pig but also shares her lineage with hippos, elephants and manatees, the gentle sea cows that largely inspired her not-very-porcine face.
The Twitter world also called this porcine payback.
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Did You Know?
Pigs are rarely given credit for their high intelligence or their friendliness as pets, but instead are mocked for their habit of cooling themselves in mud puddles and the aggressive way they often go after food. While porcine isn't as negative a term as swinish, it may describe things that are fat, greedy, pushy, or generally piggish—but primarily fat. Porky Pig and Miss Piggy aren't particularly porcine in their behavior, only in their appearance—that is, pink and pudgy.
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