Definition of Enviropig in English:

Enviropig

noun

  • A genetically modified variety of pig that is able to digest phytic acid, producing manure with a reduced phosphorus content and hence less environmental impact. [The pigs express introduced genes for a bacterial phytase and for a mouse promoter gene enabling its secretion in the saliva. A trademark in Canada.]

Origin

1990s; earliest use found in The Globe and Mail. From enviro- + pig.

Pronunciation

Enviropig

/ɛnˈvʌɪrəʊpɪɡ//ɪnˈvʌɪrəʊpɪɡ/