Definition of Antlers
1. Noun. (plural of antler) ¹
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Definition of Antlers
1. antler [n] - See also: antler
Medical Definition of Antlers
1. The horn of an animal of the deer family, typically present only in the male. It differs from the horns of other animals in being a solid, generally branched bony outgrowth that is shed and renewed annually. The word antler comes from the latin anteocularis, ante (before) + oculus (eye). (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Antlers
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"With this exception the antlers of the two species are most closely allied ; and PL xvii. ... Fig 5, the third of the series of antlers selected by Prof. ..."
2. Early Man in Britain and His Place in the Tertiary Period by William Boyd Dawkins (1880)
"8), the most highly specialised form.1 The Development of antlers in the Deer. It is not out of place here to call attention to the history of the ..."
3. The Moose Book: Facts and Stories from Northern Forests by Samuel Merrill (1916)
"In other parts of Russia, and in Scandinavia, antlers even approaching the least ... In consequence, Siberian antlers continue normal, showing none of the ..."
4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1894)
"D.,FBS From time to time bones and antlers of this extinct deer have been found with peculiar cuts and marks upon them, which have suggested to some ..."
5. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1906)
"A comparison of the detached antlers with those still attached to skulls enables one to judge pretty closely as to the age of the antlers here selected for ..."
6. Text Book of Comparative Geology by Emanuel Kayser (1893)
"GoA and n] from Steinheim, Sansan, Pikermi, etc.). Later there appeared forms with short pedicle and three-pointed antlers (Cervus Mfi- ..."
7. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1880)
"A discussion took place as to the probability of the antlers having been found in the stratum from which the workmen said they had procured them. ..."