Definition of Porcine

1. Adjective. Relating to or suggesting swine. "Comparison between human and porcine pleasures"

Partainyms: Swine



2. Adjective. Repellently fat. "A bald porcine old man"
Exact synonyms: Gross
Similar to: Fat

3. Adjective. Resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy. "Swinish slavering over food"
Exact synonyms: Hoggish, Piggish, Piggy, Swinish
Similar to: Gluttonous
Derivative terms: Hoggishness, Piggishness, Pig, Piggy

Definition of Porcine

1. a. Of or pertaining to swine; characteristic of the hog.

Definition of Porcine

1. Adjective. Of, or pertaining to, the pig. ¹

2. Adjective. Overweight to the extent of resembling a pig; morbidly obese. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Porcine

1. pertaining to swine [adj] - See also: swine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Porcine

porcelainware
porcelainwares
porcelaneous
porcelanite
porcelanites
porcellaneous
porch
porch monkey
porch monkeys
porches
porchetta
porchlike
porchway
porchways
porciform
porcine (current term)
porcini
porcinis
porcino
porcupine
porcupine ball
porcupine fish
porcupine provision
porcupine puffer
porcupine puffers
porcupinefish
porcupines
pore
pore fungus
pore mushroom

Literary usage of Porcine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"Experimental infections of pigs with a number of porcine enteroviruses have ... Pigs were inoculated with a porcine enterovirus and throat washings, ..."

2. Mammalian Embryo Genomics by OECD Staff, Oecd, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope (2003)
"Chapter 3 Characterization of cDNA Libraries Developed from porcine Oocytes and Embryos to Determine Differential Expression Patterns Kristin Whitworth,1 ..."

3. A Vacation Tour in the United States and Canada by Charles Richard Weld (1855)
"porcine POPULATION. THEIR HABITS AND PECULIARITIES. PORK CROP. ACREAGE OP PIGS. — PORKOPOLIS. OBSERVATORY. CATAWBA GRAPES CHAMPAGNE MANUFACTORY. MR. ..."

4. Portugal: Its Land and People by William Henry Koebel (1909)
"... cereals, and other ramifications of the estate—Fortunate pigs —The homecoming of the sow—porcine shillings—Scenes in the styes—Popularity of pork—Method ..."

5. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"porcine, pig-like. ( L.) L. pore-turn, adj., from porc-us, a pig ; see Pork. Fore (Oi a minute hole in the skin. (F. —L. —Gk.) F. fore. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"We have shown previously that LH and FSH can stimulate cAMP accumulation by porcine granulosa cells (GC) and that the amount of cAMP accumulated in response ..."

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