Definition of Hornlessness

1. Noun. Absence of horns. ¹



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Definition of Hornlessness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hornlessness

hornifies
hornifying
horninesses
horning
hornings
hornish
hornist
hornists
hornito
hornitoes
hornitos
hornless
hornlessness
hornlessnesses
hornlet
hornlets
hornlike
hornotine
hornowl
hornowls
hornpike
hornpikes
hornpipe
hornpiped
hornpipes
hornpiping
hornpout

Literary usage of Hornlessness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Genetics and Eugenics: A Text-book for Students of Biology and a Reference by William Ernest Castle (1916)
"Hornlessness has become an established racial character (homozygous) in the Scotch breeds of ... There can be no doubt that hornlessness had its origin as a ..."

2. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"... appearance of extra toes in poultry is dominant to the presence of the normal four toes; hornlessness in cattle is dominant to the presence of horns. ..."

3. Fifty Years of Darwinism: Modern Aspects of Evolution; Centennial Addresses by Edward Bagnall Poulton, John Merle Coulter, David Starr Jordan, Edmund Beecher Wilson, Daniel Trembly MacDougal, William Ernest Castle, Charles Benedict Davenport, Henry Fairfield Osborn, Granville Stanley Hall (1909)
"... jaw appendages of pigs, short upper jaw and hornlessness in cattle, ... to throat appendages, hornlessness, and presence or absence of toe glands. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... red color and hornlessness in the case of Red Polled cattle, red color and horns in the case of Devon cattle, and white face and horns in the case of ..."

5. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"... dark spotting in sheep, hornlessness in cattle, normal flowers of the snapdragon and of Linaria in crosses with ..."

6. Mendelismby Reginald Crundall Punnett by Reginald Crundall Punnett (1909)
"Breeding from the latter leads to a type of ram (at right) combining the white face of the Dorset with the hornlessness of the Suffolk. ..."

7. An Introduction to the Study of Social Evolution: The Prehistoric Period by Francis Stuart Chapin (1913)
"In cattle, for example, hornlessness is the dominant and presence of horns the recessive character. In wheat, rough and red chaff are the dominant and ..."

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