cow

(redirected from cows)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cows: Dairy cows

cow

(kow),
1. A generator for short-lived isotopes based upon successively eluting or otherwise separating ("milking") a short-lived radioactive daughter from a longer-lived parent; for example, 99mTc from 99Mo, 113mIn from 113Sn.
2. The mature female of domestic cattle (genus Bos); also the mature female of certain other animals such as buffalo, elephant, and whale.

cow

(kou)
n.
1. The mature female of cattle of the genus Bos.
2. The mature female of certain other large animals, such as elephants, moose, or whales.
3. A domesticated bovine of either sex or any age.

cow′y adj.

cow

Nuclear medicine
A popular term for a device used to generate radioactive isotopes with a short T1/2, which are separated by elution (a process known as “milking,” hence the name) of a short-lived daughter from a parent with a longer T1/2-eg 99mTc from 99Mo; 113mIn from 113Sn.
 
 Vox populi-UK
A common derogatory term for a woman.

cow

bovine female after having had one calf. See also cattle. The term is also used to describe mature females of some other species, e.g. elk, moose, reindeer, wapiti, elephants.

brood cow
used for breeding.
cow-calf pair
a breeding beef cow with calf at foot.
cow cockle
cow cress
siumangustifolium.
dry cow
1. a cow in the 2 to 3 month period between the end of lactation and the subsequent calving. Cows in which calving is imminent are close-up dry cows, or are freshening.
2. a mature cow which is not lactating whatever the reason.
dry cow therapy
see dry period treatment.
empty cow
cow not in calf when she should be. Called also barren cow.
foundation cow
one from which many of the animals in a herd or breed have originated.
fresh cow
a cow recently calved.
cow index
an estimate of the genetic ability of the cow to transmit to her offspring her capacity to produce milk and butterfat. The index is calculated on the basis of the cow's record of production, especially her deviation from herdmates, the herd's productivity status and the productivity proof of her sire.
cow-kick
a forward kick with a hindlimb, dangerous to the mounting rider of a horse, or to the clinician examining a cow.
open cow
cow not in calf, usually said of cows still to be bred.
cow parsnip
cow-pony
American stock horse, used for working cattle on the range.
cow pool
a cooperative arrangement for milking cows in which a central unit cares for and milks cows or herds which belong to different owners.
cow wheat
Melampyrum arvense.

Patient discussion about cow

Q. Does cow's milk cause acne? I'm 16 years old guy, and I have acne for several years now. Lately, although I treat it as my dermatologist instructs me, it seems I have more zits, particularly on my face. My friend told it can be because for the last few months ago I've been drinking a cup of milk for breakfast (I almost didn't drink milk at all before that). Is it true? The acne really makes me miserable, and the last thing I want to do is to make it worse. Thanks!!!

A. Regardless of what milk does to your acne, emotional stress can also make it worse, so first of all, try to relax- it'll make feel better and can also make your acne better, so it'll make you feel even better. Try to avoid milk for some time and see what helps you most. No one really proved milk has any influence on acne, so you shouldn't feel like you you're responsible for your acne.

Q. Is soy milk as good as cow milk? what`s good about soy milk and when it should be avoided. Is soy milk as good as cow milk?

A. Remember this, we are the only mammals that drink the milk of another! Do you get the urge to suckle while driving by a farm with cows or goats?
I wish I saved the article from someone I communicated with years ago online from New Zealand. Soy is really NOT a good food source! Please investigate further. Why is it that we are so "milk" conscious? Has the American Dairy Association brain washed us? Good righ, organic grains and veggies are the best food choices!

Q. I'm concerned that my calcium supplements are contaminated w seashells or cow bones. Which brands are best

A. there should be labeled as "from animal source".
here is something that helped me choose:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/calcium-supplements/AN00964

More discussions about cow
References in classic literature ?
Well, it's the cow as I drenched, whatever it is," pursued the farrier, angrily; "and it was Mr.
While my mother talked I and the cow with the white face stood still and watched, and the baby Baleka cried aloud.
I took with me six cows and two bulls alive, with as many ewes and rams, intending to carry them into my own country, and propagate the breed.
The sea cows had separated and were browsing lazily along the edges of the finest beaches that Kotick had ever seen.
The great quantity of honey that is gathered, and a prodigious number of cows that is kept here, have often made me call Abyssinia a land of honey and butter.
When they had done praying they killed the cows and dressed their carcasses; they cut out the thigh bones, wrapped them round in two layers of fat, and set some pieces of raw meat on top of them.
If he quickened his pace, the cow went just so much the faster; and once, when Cadmus tried to catch her by running, she threw out her heels, stuck her tail straight on end, and set off at a gallop, looking as queerly as cows generally do, while putting themselves to their speed.
The cows in headlong panic, the bulls furious with rage, uttering deep roars, and occasionally turning with a desperate rush upon their pursuers.
Nellie came to help her cook for the threshers and, for the rest, she managed very well, even milking her usual eight cows and carrying her share of the foaming buckets.
There were also pretty little barns, with china fences around them; and many cows and sheep and horses and pigs and chickens, all made of china, were standing about in groups.
These myriads of cows stretching under her eyes from the far east to the far west outnumbered any she had ever seen at one glance before.
One could divine by the ray of a tiny light the sort of hut in the form of a beehive where the ferryman of cows took refuge at night.