- Etymology unknown. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps akin to Irish Gaelic mart, heifer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She also bore another wildman, a science-wallah, a eunuch, a freemartin, and the Princess of the Farther Spaces.”
“You get a freemartin when a female calf has, a twin brother.”
“She hadn't intended to say - "Do I look to you like a freemartin?”
“You can indulge in any number of pleasant vices with a freemartin and run no risks of having your eyes put out by your son's mistress.”
“Hunter's description of freemartin cattle in 1779 (10).”
“Sir Michael Woodruff, the pioneer transplant surgeon in Edinburgh, confirmed the freemartin concept in man when he found a pair of twins, one male the other female, who shared elements of different red cell types.”
“The freemartin story culminates in the report of Billingham, Brent and Medawar describing an acquired immunological tolerance produced by neonatal injection of donor cells into a future allograft recipient (14).”
“Following this Anderson in 1949 reported successful skin allografts between the freemartin and the normal male (13).”
“The trail does not appear again until 1917 when Lillie, not content with mere descriptions, dissected the placentae of several pairs of freemartin cattle and noted the placental intermingling of blood between these differently sexed twins (11).”
“And round her waist she wore a silver-mounted green morocco-surrogate cartridge belt, bulging (for Lenina was not a freemartin) with the regulation supply of contraceptives.”
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