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pig

(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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So Schramm leaned his big face into the boy's face, an experience familiar to all of Peter's friends, and he said with that totus porcus intensity that makes you want to pick the glasses up off the table: "If you don't become a college professor, I will castrate you!" And the boy did.
Potamochoerus porcus is a rooter, an animal that uses its rostrum to root up plants, while H.
They housed locally caught scorpion fish, Scorpaena porcus, in aquariums for 4 weeks.
ONCE upon a time there were two identical brothers named Porcus and Rufus.
He is a 'hog from Epicurus' herd' ('Epicuri de grege porcus')(9) who writes in the Dorian dialect of Sparta and her allies (of whom Thebes was one) and not in the Ionian dialect of democratic Athens ('Advertisement', p.
Animals hunted or gathered for meat include the grasscutter Thyronomus swinderianus, tree hyrax Dendrohyrax arboreus, grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia, bushbuck Tragelophus scriptus, bushpig Potamochoerus porcus, spot-nosed monkey Cercopithecus ascenius, and various snails, lizards, snakes, turtles, termites, caterpillars, and squirrels.
At most times Shibden Mill offers what it calls its Comforts and Favourites menu which is on lunchtimes and early evenings featuring handmade 8oz minced Yorkshire beef burger (PS12.95), King Prawn and clam linguine (PS10.95), Porcus rare breed pork and sweet apple sausages (PS12.95), grilled steak sandwich (PS8.50), a battered haddock sandwich (PS6.95) and for our veggie chums grilled goats cheese English muffins (PS6.25).
Fatigue, hunger and run-ins with thieves take their toll, yet the Child's faith remains strong as they come face to face with William Porcus and Iron Hugh and a wall of soldiers.
In Africa, where ASF is widespread, the virus causes long-term, persistent infections--but no clinical manifestation of disease--in warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus) and bushpigs (Potamochoerus porcus) (1).
"O res mira nimis" six times, beginning six consecutive couplets at the end of the section on flies and frogs (623-34), leads on to a still longer passage (635-70), held together by eighteen repetitions of the phrase "Hec erat ilia dies," (5) in couplet-initial position again, where the poet first (in 635-48) repeats his list of specific transformations in the order (1) muscaat 635, (2) asinus639, (3) boues 642, (4) porcus 643, (5) canis 645, and (6) murilegus 646, which the chapters proper had had in the order (2) asinus at 183-240, (3) boues at 241-298, (4) porcus at 299-378, (5) canis at 379-460, (6) murilegus at 461-504, and (1) musca at 565-678.