freemartin
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1681 a sexually imperfect usually sterile female calf twinborn with a male

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  • freemartin — freemartin. См. фримартин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • freemartin — [frē′märt΄ n] n. [< ? FREE + Gael mart, cow] an imperfectly developed female calf, usually sterile, born as the twin of a male …   English World dictionary

  • Freemartin — A freemartin or free martin (sometimes martin heifer) is an infertile female mammal which has masculinized behavior and non functioning ovaries.[1] Genetically and externally the animal is female, but it is sterilized in the womb by hormones from …   Wikipedia

  • freemartin — /free mahr tn/, n. a female calf that is born as a twin with a male and is sterile as a result of exposure to masculinizing hormones produced by the male. [1675 85; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • freemartin — noun A female calf, born as twin with a bull calf, but sexually imperfect (often infertile) …   Wiktionary

  • freemartin — free·mar·tin frē .märt ən n a sexually imperfect usu. sterile female calf born as a twin with a male * * * free·mar·tin (freґmahr tin) a sexually maldeveloped female calf born as a twin to a normal male calf; it is commonly sterile and… …   Medical dictionary

  • freemartin — n. sterile heifer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • freemartin — [ fri:mα:tɪn] noun a hermaphrodite or imperfect sterile female calf which is the twin of a male calf whose hormones affected its development. Origin C17: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • freemartin — free·mar·tin …   English syllables

  • freemartin — free•mar•tin [[t]ˈfriˌmɑr tn[/t]] n. ahb. a female calf that is born as a twin with a male and is sterile as a result of exposure to masculinizing hormones produced by the male • Etymology: 1675–85; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

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