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bovine British & World English

Relating to or affecting cattle

bovine English Thesaurus

she gazed at me with her large, bovine eyes

bovine somatotrophin British & World English

A growth hormone occurring naturally in cows that is added to cattle feed to increase milk production

bovine growth hormone British & World English

A natural hormone in cattle that helps regulate growth and milk production and that may be produced artificially and given to dairy cattle to increase the yield of milk

BSE British & World English

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a disease of cattle which affects the central nervous system, causing agitation and staggering, and is usually fatal. It is believed to be caused by an agent such as a prion or a virino, and to be related to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans