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

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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 28 Jul. 2021.

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