Definition of Babirussa

1. Noun. Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth.

Exact synonyms: Babiroussa, Babirusa, Babyrousa Babyrussa
Generic synonyms: Swine
Group relationships: Babyrousa, Genus Babyrousa



Definition of Babirussa

1. Noun. (alternative form of babiroussa) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Babirussa

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Medical Definition of Babirussa

1. A large hoglike quadruped (Sus, or Porcus, babirussa) of the East Indies, sometimes domesticated; the Indian hog. Its upper canine teeth or tusks are large and recurved. Origin: F. Babiroussa, fr.Malay babi hog + rsa deer (12 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Babirussa

babiest
babified
babifies
babify
babifying
babillard
babillards
babily
babingtonite
babion
babions
babiroussa
babiroussas
babirusa
babirusas
babirussa (current term)
babirussas
babish
babishly
babishness
babka
babkas
babkinite
bablah
bablahs
baboo
babool
babools
baboon
babooneries

Literary usage of Babirussa

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1. Catalogue of Carnivorous, Pachydermatous, and Edentate Mammalia in the by John Edward Gray (1869)
"babirussa, F. Cuv. Dent. Mamm. ; Lesson, Mam. p. 338 ; Gray, List Cat. Bones BM p. 278. ... 5,t.ยป. (skeleton, $), t. 5. f. 7 (skull and teeth). babirussa ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"babirussa tusks from an Indian grave in British Columbia. Many curious and unlooked-for objects are frequently found in Indian graves, and not least among ..."

3. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1868)
"babirussa. Face conical, simple. Ears rounded. Tail and limbs slender. ... babirussa, F. Cuv. Dent. Mam. ; Lesson, Man. 338 ; Gray, List Mamm. ..."

4. The Life of Animals: The Mammals by Ernest Ingersoll (1907)
"In the hippopotamus we have THE babirussa. a member of the swine group very interesting to the zoologist, as one of those curious survivals of an ancient ..."

5. List of the Vertebrated Animals Now Or Lately Living in the Gardens of the by London Zoo (London, England), Philip Lutley Sclater (1883)
"babirussa. Hab. Celebes. a. Male. Received in exchange, Nov. 11, 1860. See notice and figure, PZS I860, p. 443, pi. ..."

6. Journal of the British Dental Association by British Dental Association (1886)
"One of the most remarkable forms of dentition among mammals is that of the babirussa. The extraordinary canines of this animal have afforded plenty of scope ..."

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