Cavia porcellus

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Ca·vi·a por·cel·'lus

a rodent with a very short tail that is not visible externally; native to South America, where it is raised for food; used widely as a laboratory animal in medical research.
Synonym(s): guinea pig


a genus of the rodent family of Caviidae, the guinea pigs.

Cavia porcellus
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