acorn calf

noun

Definition of acorn calf

: a calf exhibiting a congenital anomaly involving shortening of the limbs, malformation of the skull, incoordination, and intestinal tympany

History and Etymology for acorn calf

so called from the belief the condition is caused by an excess of acorns in prenatal diet

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“Acorn calf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acorn%20calf. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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