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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
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12241
Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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