Definition of Porcine
Porcine: Having to do with swine. From the Latin "porcus" meaning "pig."
Historically, Porcine insulin is obtained from pig pancreas. A porcine skin graft is one in which pig skin is used, such as in surgical treatment of burns or other serious skin injuries.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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