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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.


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.


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.


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
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.
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
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".
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