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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Cavia porcellus (0.01060 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Cavia porcellus.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: Cavia porcellus Cavia porcellus n : South American cavy; possibly ancestral to the domestic guinea pig [syn: aperea, wild cavy]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Cavia porcellus Guinea pig \Guin"ea pig`\ [Prob. a mistake for Guiana pig.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A small Brazilian rodent (Cavia porcellus or Cavia cobaya), about seven inches in length and usually of a white color, with spots of orange and black. Called also cavy. It is the domesticated form of the wild cavy, often kept as a pet and used commonly as an experimental animal in laboratory research. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] 2. Hence, [figuratively]: Any animal or person used in an experiment; -- also applied to people who are unwillingly or unknowingly subjected by authorities to policies or procedures which might cause bodily or mental harm. [PJC] 3. A contemptuous sobriquet. [Obs.] --Smollett [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]


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