• WordNet 3.6
    • adj bovine dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox "showed a bovine apathy"
    • adj bovine of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle)
    • n bovine any of various members of the genus Bos
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ergonomic waterbeds are the latest must-have on the bovine circuit. The beds, listing at $175, are said to enhance cattle health by reducing joint damage.
    • Bovine Having qualities characteristic of oxen or cows; sluggish and patient; dull; as, a bovine temperament. "The bovine gaze of gaping rustics."
    • Bovine (Zoöl) Of or pertaining to the genus Bos; relating to, or resembling, the ox or cow; oxlike; as, the bovine genus; a bovine antelope.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bovine Pertaining or belonging to oxen, or specifically to the Bovinæ; boviform.
    • bovine Ox-like; stolid; inert; dull.
    • n bovine One of the Bovinæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Bovine bō′vīn pertaining to cattle.
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  • Ogden Nash
    “The cow is of the bovine ilk: One end is moo, the other, milk.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. bovinus, fr. L. bos, bovis, ox, cow: cf. F. bovine,. See Cow
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. bos, bovis, Gr. bous, an ox or cow.


In literature:

Having thus settled the matter to their own bovine satisfaction, the jury went away after having been thanked for their zeal by the coroner.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
The surveyor would stop with a sort of bovine surprise, and break out in irritable parenthesis.
"The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
While vainly I search in my anguish, O Bovine of mauve!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
They only ask to remain in eternal and bovine quiescence.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
But to the ordinary Hindu all bovine kind are divine, and the flesh of the same is strictly and vehemently tabooed.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
That mild-eyed bovine had the spirit of an Arab steed.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
And this brings up an almost forgotten phase of bovine psychology.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The shopkeeper proved, however, so corpulent and bovine that David's heart sank.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Lats, Larner gleaned, were a common farm animal similar to the bovine species on earth, only more wooly.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Plenty of desert hogs, as fat and as round as a ball of bovine butter.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
Their air was not one of bovine tranquility.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
They exhaled a strong bovine smell, which came hot in my face.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various
As time goes on, your face will become more bovine, your eyes duller.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
He was not sure they wouldn't continue to chew their cud amidst their bovine dreams.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Then the bovine animals fight with their heads, and the equine with their heels.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
This form of enteritis occurs occasionally in animals of the bovine species.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Generalizations meant nothing to her bovine soul.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
All the descendants of Odin show a bovine trace, and cherish and cultivate the cow.
"The Galaxy" by Various
The toadstool disappeared, and the by-now-familiar bovine dragon took its place.
"Subjectivity" by Norman Spinrad
He was truly magnificent; a bovine monarch, black and glossy, with eyes of fire, dilating nostrils, and wicked-looking horns.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole

In poetry:

He'll know that greater danger's near
Than ink on Bismarck's trousers;
That it will cost him doubly dear,
Men, horses, bovine browsers;
"To Sweden" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
They say that all nature is smiling and gay,
But the groan may dissemble the laugh;
E'en now from the meadow is wafted the sound
Of a bovine bewailing her calf.
"The Darker Side." by Alfred Castner King
And so behold him following the tail
Of that mud-hovel of his slowly rambling spouse,
Like some unhappy bull at the tail of a cow,
But with more than bovine, grim, earth-dank persistence.
"Lui Et Elle" by D H Lawrence

In news:

IDEXX Introduces Milk-based Bovine Pregnancy Test That Simplifies and Streamlines Pregnancy Diagnosis in Dairy Cattle.
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) costs the beef industry more than $1 billion annually in reduced performance, death loss, medicine costs, labor and reduced carcass value.
Merck Animal Health Introduces ZUPREVO™ a New Antibiotic for Bovine Respiratory Disease .
Most surveys support the conclusion that bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the major cause of feedlot cattle death in the U.S.
Curry who was previously convicted in a cattle rustling case and is facing charges in others, has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for stealing bovines from a Mississippi rancher.
The only exception would be the bovine tuberculosis (TB) area in the northeast portion of the Lower Peninsula, where baiting and feeding has been banned for several years.
Bullhead Offers Belgian Bovine Brawn .
One of Cow Parade's bovines has been vandalized.
The assessment is to be collected when a bovine changes hands.
Previously, the entire state was under the testing requirement, part of the effects of a downgrade in bovine TB-status after an infected cow was discovered in Curry County last year.
Bovines celebrated, CSN comes to town.
Demonstrators wearing badger costumes dance in front of the Palace of Westminster as they protest against the recently announced cull of badgers due to the spread of bovine TB, in London, Oct 21.
Bovine burgular shakes up small town.
Why We Love Crispy , Bovine Boozing, and the Death of "Artisanal": Eating & Reading.
Federal and state sharpshooters have begun culling free-ranging deer in the bovine tuberculosis management area, the state Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday.

In science:

Two hundred micrometer thick glass chambers were coated with bovine serum albumine to prevent cell adhesion.
The random walk of a low-Reynolds-number swimmer
Harmonic dynamics of proteins: normal modes and fluctuations in bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor.
Protein structural variation in computational models and crystallographic data
In fact, PGE2 has been previously shown to increase permeability in bovine brain microvessel endothelial cells (BBMEC), which is an in vitro model of BBB (Mark et al. 2001).
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Protein assay Total protein concentrations were determined using the method described by Bradford (1976) and analytical grade bovine serum albumin was used to establish a standard curve. Chemicals and reagents were purchased from Sigma Chemical Co. (Saint Louis, MO, USA).
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Protein assay Total protein concentration was determined using the Coomassie Blue method (Spector, 1978) with bovine serum albumin as standard.
Nimesulide limits kainate-induced oxidative damage in the rat hippocampus
We search the spectra generated by proteins of yeast, bovine, and horse respectively in the databases fo yeast, bovine, and horse.
RAId DbS: A Mass-Spectrometry Based Peptide Identification Web Server with Knowledge Integration
Th. The behavior of bovine cancellous bone under compression exhibits a foam-type behavior over the whole range of strain rates explored in this study. The results show that for the quasistatic tests only the stresses are correlated with BV/TV.
Dynamic behavior and microstructural properties of cancellous bone
The behavior of bovine cancellous bone under compression is measured as a foam-type behavior over the whole range of strain rates explored in this study (F igure 2a).
Dynamic behavior and microstructural properties of cancellous bone
In conclusion, the response of the bovine cancellous bone to compression is a foam-type behav ior over the whole range of strain rates explored in th is study (0.001 s-1 and 1000 s-1).
Dynamic behavior and microstructural properties of cancellous bone
In addition, the mechanical function of a a bovine leg is different from that of a human rib, and therefore the microstructure is likely to be different.
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics
Mechanical properties of bovine cortical bone at high strain rate.
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics
Depth-dependent confined compression modulus of full-thickness bovine articular cartilage. J.
Accounting for the thickness effect in dynamic spherical indentation of a viscoelastic layer: Application to non-destructive testing of articular cartilage
Pervin and Chen (2011) found no difference between the in vitro dynamic mechanical response of brain matter in different animals (porcine, bovine and caprine), different breeds and different genders.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
Dynamic mechanical response of bovine grey matter and white matter brain tissues under compression. J.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
In veterinary epidemiology, a nonparametric method for detecting spatial segregation according to the genotype and year of occurrence of bovine tuberculosis is employed by Diggle et al. (2005).
New Cell-Specific and Overall Tests of Spatial Interaction Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables