freemartin

noun
free·​mar·​tin | \ˈfrē-ˌmär-tᵊn \

Definition of freemartin 

: a sexually imperfect usually sterile female calf twinborn with a male

First Known Use of freemartin

1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for freemartin

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freemartin

noun
free·​mar·​tin | \ˈfrē-ˌmärt-ᵊn \

Medical Definition of freemartin 

: a sexually imperfect usually sterile female calf born as a twin with a male

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