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freemartin

[free-mahr-tn] /ˈfriˌmɑr tn/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; origin uncertain
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freemartin

/ˈfriːˌmɑːtɪn/
noun
1.
the female of a pair of twin calves of unlike sex that is imperfectly developed and sterile, probably due to the influence of the male hormones of its twin during development in the uterus
Word Origin
C17: of uncertain origin
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