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Guinea pig   /gˈɪni pɪg/   Listen
Guinea pig

A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation.  Synonyms: case, subject.  "The cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"
Stout-bodied nearly tailless domesticated cavy; often kept as a pet and widely used in research.  Synonym: Cavia cobaya.

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"Guinea pig" Quotes from Famous Books

... degraded genus is Gyropus. Mr. C. Cook has found Gyropus ovalis of Europe abundant on the Guinea pig. A species is also found on the porpoise; an interesting fact, as this is the only insect we know of that lives parasitically ...
— Our Common Insects - A Popular Account of the Insects of Our Fields, Forests, - Gardens and Houses • Alpheus Spring Packard

... next morning by a variety of sounds. The mocking-bird, the canary, the hens, and Horace's guinea pig were astir, and wished their little world to be aware of it. Flyaway was dressed and running about, making herself ...
— Dotty Dimple Out West • Sophie May

Words linked to "Guinea pig" :   individual, someone, person, mortal, somebody, soul, cavy

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