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Of, relating to, or characteristic of sheep; sheeplike.
A sheep.

[Late Latin ovīnus, from Latin ovis, sheep; see owi- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a sheep
[C19: from Late Latin ovīnus, from Latin ovis sheep]
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(ˈoʊ vaɪn, ˈoʊ vɪn)

of, pertaining to, or resembling a sheep.
[1820–30; < Late Latin ovīnus= Latin ov(is) sheep + -īnus -ine1]
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Adj.1.ovine - of or pertaining to or of the nature of or characteristic of a sheep or sheep
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[ˈəʊvaɪn] ADJovino
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The Satyr was a gleam of classical memory on the part of Moreau,--his face ovine in expression, like the coarser Hebrew type; his voice a harsh bleat, his nether extremities Satanic.
Gronthos, "Comparative assessment of the osteoconductive properties of different biomaterials in vivo seeded with human or ovine mesenchymal stem/stromal cells," Tissue Engineering A, vol.
The European Parliament approved, on 7 April, an update of the EU's existing rules on bluetongue disease (ovine catarrhal fever) to allow for more effective use of vaccines and to reduce red tape for farmers.
Then Teddy Baa was penned up for his own safety - with another ovine oddity, a dwarf Welsh Mountain ewe called Perky, who suffers from achondroplasia (dwarfism) and weighed just 1lb at birth.
The EU Court of First Instance has temporarily suspended the regulation adopted by the European Commission in June 2007 easing the animal health measures applicable to ovine and caprine flocks in which a case of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) has been detected.
Part of the film's ovine charm is that it was shot like an episode of Emmerdale meets Babe.
They can remember over 50 different sheep faces for years, and they pine for absent ovine and human friends, British researchers found.
vivax in ovine and bovine farms located in two counties of Aragua State (Camatagua and San Casimiro) and one of Guarico State (Roscio), as well as the determination of trypanosomosis agriecoepidemiology.
Ovine placental lactogen has been identified and purified and its characterization indicates a 23kDa protein with 198 amino acids and three disulfide bonds.
have signed an agreement under which, on completion of the transaction, Bayer would acquire BIVI's Cydectin bovine and ovine endectocide products in the US, the companies said.