HyperDic: guinea_pig

English > 2 senses of the expression guinea pig:
NOUNperson guinea pig, subject, casea person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures
animalguinea pig, Cavia cobayastout-bodied nearly tailless domesticated cavy
English > guinea pig: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation.
Synonymssubject, case
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
English > guinea pig: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
Meaningstout-bodied nearly tailless domesticated cavy; often kept as a pet and widely used in research.
SynonymCavia cobaya
Broadercavyshort-tailed rough-haired South American rodent
Spanishcobaya, cobayo, conejillo de indias, curí, cuy
Catalancobaia, cobai, conill d'índies, conillet d'índies, conill porquí

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