bovine meaning

Pronunciation:   "bovine" in a sentence
Adjective: bovine  bowvIn
  1. Of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle)
    - bovid 
  2. Dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox
    "showed a bovine apathy"
Noun: bovine  bowvIn
  1. Any of various members of the genus Bos

Derived forms: bovines

See also: dull, genus Bos, hebetudinous

Type of: bovid

Part of: Bos, genus Bos

Encyclopedia: Bovine

n : an ox (genus Bos) or a closely related animal — bovine adj


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  1. outside the bovine host, the organism can be readily cultured.
  2. a number of countries have virtually eradicated bovine tuberculosis from cattle.
  3. a captive wildebeest calf was inoculated with virulent bovine blood.
  4. viral bovine rhinotracheitis simulates and may be combined with shipping fever.
  5. only fragmentary information on pathogenesis of bovine malignant catarrhal fever is available.

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