guinea pig
noun Date: 1664 1. a small stout-bodied short-eared tailless domesticated rodent (Cavia porcellus) of South American origin often kept as a pet and widely used in biological research — called also cavy 2. a subject of research, experimentation, or testing

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  • guinea pig — n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Guinea, probably by mistake for Guiana, earlier name of Guyana] 1.) a small furry animal with short ears and no tail, which is often kept as a pet 2.) someone who is used in a scientific test to see how successful or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • guinea pig — guinea ,pig noun count 1. ) someone who is used in an experiment: The prisoners were used as guinea pigs by their government. 2. ) a small animal with fur, short ears, and no tail. It is often kept as a pet …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • guinea pig — n. [prob. orig. brought to England by ships plying between England, Guinea, and South America] 1. any of various small, plump rodents (genus Cavia) with short ears and no external tail: often domesticated and used in biological experiments ☆ 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Guinea pig — см. Приложение 1 (Cavia porcellus). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Guinea pig — Guinea pig. См. морская свинка. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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