porcine

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adjective por·cine \ˈpȯr-ˌsīn\

Definition of porcine

  1. :  of, relating to, or suggesting swine :  piggish

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.

Origin and Etymology of porcine

Latin porcinus, from porcus pig — more at farrow


First Known Use: circa 1656

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PORCINE Defined for English Language Learners

porcine

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adjective por·cine \ˈpȯr-ˌsīn\

Definition of porcine for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or like a pig


Medical Dictionary

porcine

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adjective por·cine \ˈpȯr-ˌsīn\

Medical Definition of porcine

  1. :  of or derived from swine <porcine heterografts>


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