- The definition of porcine is like or looking like a pig.
An example of someone porcine is a person covered in mud.
Origin: Fr porcin from Classical Latin porcinus from porcus, hog: see pork
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French porcin, from Latin porcīnus, from porcus, pig; see porko- in Indo-European roots.
porcine - Science Definition
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