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(pig),
A container, usually made of lead, used for shielding vials or syringes containing radioactive materials.
[jargon]

pig

(pĭg)
n.
a. Any of various mammals of the family Suidae, having short legs, hooves with two weight-bearing toes, bristly hair, and a cartilaginous snout used for digging, including the domesticated hog (Sus scrofa subsp. domestica syn. S. domesticus) and wild species such as the bushpig.
b. A domesticated hog, especially when weighing less than 54 kilograms (120 pounds).
c. The edible parts of one of these mammals.
intr.v. pigged, pigging, pigs
To give birth to pigs; farrow.
Psychology Pigs may be kept as pets, the chief advantage of which is that their skin is similar to that of humans and thus they don’t evoke fur allergies as do cats and dogs
Radiation safety A whiskey shot glass-sized lead-shielded receptacle used to transport and store radioactive material in clinical or research labs, which reduces the radioisotope’s gamma radiation
Vox populi A food animal—Haematopinus suis—and occasional vector for human pathogens

pig

Vox populi A food animal and occasional vector for human pathogens: Bacteria Bacillus anthracis–anthrax, Brucella suis, Clostridium botulinum–botulism, C perfringens–pigbel, Flavobacterium group IIb-like bacteria, Leptospirosis, Pasteurella aerogenes, Pasteurella multocida, Salmonella cholerae-suis–salmonellosis, Streptococcus dysgalactiae (group L), Streptococcus milleri, Streptococcus suis type 2 (group R), Yersinia enterocolitica, Y pseudotuberculosis Parasites Ascaris suum, cryptosporidiosis, Entamoeba polecki, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Fasciolopsis buski, sarcocystosis, scabies, Taenia solium, Trichinella spiralis Viruses Influenza, rabies, swine influenzae, swine vesicular disease. Cf Guinea pig.
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