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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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