bovine

Definitions

  • 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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Quotations

  • Ogden Nash
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    “The cow is of the bovine ilk: One end is moo, the other, milk.”

Etymology

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.

Usage

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
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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.
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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
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