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For the Poet Laureate of Milwaukee, see Antler (Poet). Antler (born 1946, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA) is an American poet who lives in Wisconsin. ...

Antlers are the large and complex horn-like appendages of deer, consisting of bony outgrowths from the head with no covering of keratin as is found in true horns. Each antler grows from an attachment point on the skull called a pedicle. While an antler is growing it is covered with highly vascular skin called velvet, which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing bone; once the antler has achieved its proper size, the velvet is lost and the antler's bone dies. This dead bone structure is the mature antler. Antlers are shed after mating season and regrown each year. For other types of horns, see horn (disambiguation). ... Subfamilies Capreolinae Cervinae Hydropotinae Muntiacinae Defined strictly, a deer is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. ... Grays illustration of a human femur, a typically recognized bone. ... Microscopic view of stained keratin. ... Jump to: navigation, search In anatomy, the pedicle (also spelled pedicel) is the segment between the transverse process and the vertebral body. ... Vascular is an adjective for the word vessel and refers to tube-like structures. ... Model of the layers of human skin In zootomy and dermatology, skin is an organ of the integumentary system; which is composed of a layer of tissues that protect underlying muscles and organs. ...

The deer with the largest known antlers was the giant Irish deer, now extinct. The extant species with the largest antlers is currently the moose. Binomial name Megaloceros giganteus (Blumenbach, 1799) The Irish Elk (Megaloceros giganteus) is an extinct deer that lived in Europe during the Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene epochs. ... In biology and ecology, extinction is the ceasing of existence of a species or group of species. ... Binomial name Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758) A female moose. ...

In most species, only males bear antlers. In the case of the reindeer, both sexes do.
Due to its hardness, antler was an important material for tools from the Palaeolithic onwards (points, harpoons, needles etc). In the Neolithic, it was often used to haft stone axes. In early medieval times, it was the preferred raw material for combs. Binomial name Rangifer tarandus (Linnaeus, 1758) The reindeer, known as caribou in North America, is an Arctic and Subarctic-dwelling deer (Rangifer tarandus). ... The Paleolithic or Palaeolithic – lit. ... For the anti-ship missile, see AGM-84 Harpoon. ... The Neolithic, (Greek neos=new, lithos=stone, or New Stone Age) was a period in the development of human technology that is traditionally the last part of the Stone Age. ... Look up haft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Firefighter with a fire-axe An axe (also spelt as ax in American English) is a tool with a metal blade that is securely fastened at a 90° angle to a handle (the helve}, usually of wood, while a blade fastened horizontally is called an adze. ... A modern plastic comb with a handle A comb is a device made of solid material, generally flat, always toothed, used for staightening and cleaning hair or other fibers. ...

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