calf , pl. calves (kaf, kavz)

1. sural region 2. A young bovine animal, male or female. [Gael. kalpa]
bulldog c. a c. with a short muzzle and brachycephalic skull, usually resulting from chondrodystrophy; associated with this condition are shortened limbs and anomalies of the vertebral centra; it often results in respiratory and feeding difficulties, and is sometimes fatal.bovine achondroplasia;
football c. an obsolete term used to describe the doughy sensation elicited on palpation of the c. when muscle necrosis has developed as a consequence of acute ischemia produced by acute arterial embolism.
gnome's c. an obsolete term denoting the very full rounded c. occurring in pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy affecting the gastrocnemius muscles.


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