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antler:

see hornhorn,
in zoology, one of a pair of structures projecting from the head of a hoofed animal, used chiefly as a weapon. In cattle, sheep, Old World antelopes, and related animals the horns are permanent and unbranched and are usually present in both sexes.
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antler

[′ant·lər]
(vertebrate zoology)
One of a pair of solid bony, usually branched outgrowths on the head of members of the deer family (Cervidae); shed annually.

antler

one of a pair of bony outgrowths on the heads of male deer and some related species of either sex. The antlers are shed each year and those of some species grow more branches as the animal ages
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But antlered bulls can locate the position of moose cows much more accurately than males without antlers or other females, suggesting the antlers play a part in hearing, the researchers said.
We observed a shift away from 30- to 40-inch antlered bulls and toward [greater than or equal to] 50-inch antlered bulls in the harvest after SHS were implemented (Table 1).
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The Ibrox stars arrived at their Murray Park training ground to find the antlered ones had set up home on the club's training facilities and are refusing to budge.
Swanson's sculptures (featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial) look like taxidermic deer-hunter trophies, but his antlered bucks are fabricated from foam and encrusted with dazzling crystals.
That image is probably from her mid-60s--ever-popular, in demand to entertain college boys and antlered critters of all ages.
The antlered buck darted through an open door at Malibu Beach Club Wear along Cross Creek Road about 11:30 a.
feast, gnaw on the pale, antlered prongs and sprouts of Proustian Indian pipe,
But the antlered animals learn fast, Berger says: "Wyoming moose that have lost even one of their offspring to predators may become as savvy as their Alaskan cousins within a single generation, which indicates that mechanisms for predator avoidance are already in place.
I find my utensil tapping a succession of antlered horny bones, tinkly, like a xylophone's many keys.
But, in pastures where one would expect to see "normal" livestock, there are hundreds of bounding reindeer-heavily antlered bulls, delicately antlered cows and frisky calves.