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cow (KOU) (noun)
1. The mature female of cattle of the genus Bos: A cow produces milk for her young and for people as an important food.
2. The mature female of other large animals, or mammals; such as, whales, elephants, or moose: The female whale is another animal known as a cow.
cow (KOU) (verb)
To frighten with threats or a show of force; to intimidate: They were trying to cow him into silence with attacks in the press.

The sharks swam around the whale cow and her calf which certainly cowed the young whale.

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(Greek: cow, ox)
(Latin: cow, ox)
(Greek > Latin: butter; from bou[s] , "ox, cow" plus tyro[s], "cheese")
(Latin: of, or pertaining to, a cow; a bovine)
Word Entries containing the term: “cow
bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE); "mad cow disease"
1. A fatal, neurodegenerative disease in cattle, that causes a spongy degeneration in the brain and spinal cord.
2. An infectious degenerative brain disease occurring in cattle.
3. A neuro-degenerative disease found in domestic cattle which is related to a number of other similar diseases found in other animal species, including humans.

The most well-known of these other diseases are scrapie, found in sheep, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, found in humans.

The family of diseases is caused by an abnormally-configured protein called a prion. The function of the protein in its normal configuration is not certain.

The diseases are similar to Alzheimer's disease in humans, except the progressive loss of brain function is more rapid.

vaccine: cows, cow pox
1. A suspension of deactivated, or killed microorganisms, (bacteria, viruses, or rickettsiae), or of antigenic proteins derived from them, administered for the prevention, amelioration, or treatment of infectious diseases.
2. Etymology: derived from, pertaining to, or relating to, cows. From Latin vaccinus "pertaining to cows", from vacca, "cow" (from the use of cowpox virus inoculation for immunization against smallpox).

Appearing in, characteristic of, the disease of cow-pox.

A material which can either be live, but weakened forms of pathogens; such as, bacteria or viruses, killed or inactivated forms of these pathogens; or purified material; such as, proteins.

This entry is located in the following units: -ine (page 18) vaccino-, vaccin-, vaccini-, vacci-, vacc- + (page 3)