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English definition of “guinea pig”

guinea pig

noun [C]    /ˈɡɪn·i ˌpɪɡ/
a small , furry animal with rounded ears , short legs , and no tail , often kept as a pet and for use in scientific experiments fig. A guinea pig is also a person used in a test , esp . one to discover how effective a new drug or process is: Her own son accused her of having used him as a guinea pig to test her theories about the education of children .
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