Definition of bovine in English:
1Of, relating to, or affecting cattle: bovine tuberculosis bovine tissue
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- One possible threat is bovine tuberculosis, a disease probably introduced to South Africa through domestic cattle brought in by European settlers at the end of the 18th century.
- The pests were introduced to New Zealand in the 19th century and today spread bovine tuberculosis to livestock and wreak havoc on forests, competing with native birds for food.
- Because of their bovine family ties, cattle and buffalo turn out to be vulnerable to many of the same pathogens, such as foot-and-mouth disease and bovine tuberculosis.
1.1(Of a person) slow-moving and dull-witted: amiable bovine faces
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- The bovine fellow hasn't overestimated, either.
- Bosporus is named so because of the bovine woman.
- She had always teased him, calling him reptilian, and he had shot back with varying degrees of irritation that at least he wasn't bovine.
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An animal of the cattle group, which also includes buffaloes and bisons.
- The last aurochs, the wild bovines from which domesticated cattle are descended, died in Poland in the seventeenth century, not long before the last dodos were killed on Mauritius.
- Most numerous are ibex, of which there are twelve carvings, followed by horses, aurochs and other bovines, deer, and mammoths.
- Max will bring art from all of these projects to this year's show, along with the famous VW Bug painted in a wild spectrum of Max colors, as well as some beautiful bovines from Cow Parade New York 2000.
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- Your owner has sent you on a mission to steal as much hay as is bovinely possible from the surrounding farms.
- To the bovinely challenged: cow patties, or cow pies, are splats of cow manure shaped kind of like Frisbees.
- On second thought, I would much rather pay the price of inner human turmoil rather than be bovinely tranquil.
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