Meaning of porcine in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpɔːsʌɪn/

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  • Of, affecting, or resembling a pig or pigs.

    ‘his flushed, porcine features’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He cheerfully apologizes for the room his two preteen boys share, which is predictably porcine with respect to neatness.’
    • ‘Gene sequencing showed that it was derived from the porcine transmissible gastroenteritis virus by the loss of a sizeable chunk of RNA from one of its genes.’
    • ‘We should actually think of eating pig products as an honour - we should worship our porcine buddies for providing us with sausages and bacon.’
    • ‘So while visiting a disco in Rouen on Christmas Eve with his porcine coworker he decides to take his revenge.’
    • ‘The clinical use of porcine xenotransplant is gaining wide acceptance the world over, said Dr. Cherian.’
    • ‘Dudley Council have ordered the removal of piggy banks and all other porcine effigies after complaints.’
    • ‘The Three Little Pigs tells the tale of a porcine trio who set about trying to help Mummy Pig, whose windswept house seems beyond repair.’
    • ‘The woods are renowned for their porcine mushrooms, but they're not that easy to make out against the rest of the undergrowth.’
    • ‘I've seen the way pigs are kept in Sweden and believe me, they inhabit the porcine equivalent of luxury hotels of the world.’
    • ‘She has a walk that wouldn't look out of place on a sumo wrestler and a laugh which is punctuated with alarmingly porcine snorts.’
    • ‘It works like a dose of porcine Valium, calming the piggies down and rendering them distinctly friendly.’
    • ‘We kids used to say that it was the only vehicle that had the room within into which he could heave his bulky porcine body.’
    • ‘I also mentioned that the reshaped end in its newly raw state resembled a porcine visage.’
    • ‘Its new porcine casing is much in demand and is having to be rationed to customers.’
    • ‘I feel a need to have a pig category of postings as I'm a great fan of all things porcine.’
    • ‘This phenomenon of interface activation was originally detected in studies on porcine pancreatic lipase and was attributed to a conformational change.’
    • ‘Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is uncommon with the use of porcine heparin and is less common with low-molecular-weight heparin.’


Late Middle English from Old French porcin or Latin porcinus, from porcus ‘pig’.