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porcine Line breaks: por|cine
Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːsʌɪn/

Definition of porcine in English:


Of, affecting, or resembling a pig or pigs: his flushed, porcine features
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  • The porcine genome was scanned to identify loci affecting coat color in an experimental cross between the Meishan breed and Dutch commercial lines.
  • And all the time, Sandler's strange, porcine face hardly changes expression; it never shows anything approximating human feeling.
  • Even though wild and unwise boar do not look for danger above them, and that a man hiding up a tree with a big sharpened log was sure to be able to get himself some pork for the barbecue, our porcine tormentors were safe.


Mid 17th century: from French porcin or Latin porcinus, from porcus 'pig'.

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