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  • n. Plural form of guinea pig.


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  • Researchers at the University of Tennessee exposed guinea pigs to rock music over a period of three months at intervals designed to resemble what "the average discotheque goer" heard and found evidence of cell destruction in the cochlea, the part of the ear that trans - mits sound waves into nerve impulses.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • Carson's mustache had never looked that good, not even the first time I saw him, and they had the nibblers all wrong, too — they looked like guinea pigs with false teeth — but what they were doing to Carson's foot was pretty realistic.

    Futures Imperfect

  • John H. Andrus had swept out the laboratory, given the guinea pigs and the monkey fresh food and water, and was busy with his mosquitoes when the door was thrown open.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • In an impartial setting, Deer’s articles and the subsequent GMC inquiry would have raised concerns that Wakefield had used children as guinea pigs and fudged results in an effort to advance his career and fatten his wallet.

    The Panic Virus

  • In short, the explorers had unwittingly become guinea pigs in the Subterrain.


  • Animal-assisted therapies can involve a wide variety of animals, from horses to guinea pigs to dolphins.

    The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child


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