disbudding

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disbudding (uncountable)

  1. (agriculture) Removal of superfluous bud growths from a plant, done to encourage more robust growth of the fruit.
  2. (veterinary) In the raising of domesticated animals with horns, such as goats, sheep, and cows, the removal of the undeveloped horns from a young animal.