a growth hormone of cattle that regulates growth and milk production in cows.
the same hormone, harvested in large quantities from genetically engineered bacteria for daily injection into dairy cows to increase milk production.
bovine growth hormone
A naturally occurring hormone of cattle that regulates growth and milk production. It may also be produced by genetic engineering and administered to cows to increase milk production. Also called bovine somatotropin.
noun the full name for BST (sense 1)
a fatal neurological disease of cattle, characterized by spongelike changes in the brain and thought to be caused by an infectious prion also implicated in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Abbreviation: BSE. noun the full name for BSE bovine spongiform encephalopathy (spŭn’jĭ-fôrm’) See mad cow disease.
of or relating to the subfamily Bovinae, which includes cattle, buffalo, and kudus. oxlike; cowlike. stolid; dull. a bovine animal. Contemporary Examples The $330,000 Fake Burger Nico Hines August 4, 2013 7 Best Moments from the Scripps National Spelling Bee The Daily Beast Video May 28, 2009 ‘Fear Factor’ Donkey Semen, More Gross Things Eaten […]
of or relating to the subfamily Bovinae, which includes cattle, buffalo, and kudus. oxlike; cowlike. stolid; dull. a bovine animal. adjective of, relating to, or belonging to the Bovini (cattle), a bovid tribe including domestic cattle (of people) dull; sluggish; stolid noun any animal belonging to the Bovini adj. bovine (bō’vīn’) Characteristic of or resembling […]