Pronunciation: (dē-hôrn'), [key]
1. to remove the horns of (cattle).
2. to prevent the formation or growth of horns in (cattle), as by cauterization.
3. Hort.to prune (a tree, shrub, etc.) by shortening major branches to an extreme degree.
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