freemartin

noun
free·​mar·​tin | \ ˈfrē-ˌmär-tᵊn How to pronounce freemartin (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freemartin. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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freemartin

noun
free·​mar·​tin | \ ˈfrē-ˌmärt-ᵊn How to pronounce freemartin (audio) \

Medical Definition of freemartin

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

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