animal model

animal model
noun Date: 1973 an animal sufficiently like humans in its anatomy, physiology, or response to a pathogen to be used in medical research in order to obtain results that can be extrapolated to human medicine; also a pathological or physiological condition that occurs in such an animal and is similar to one occurring in humans

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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