- consisting of a horny substance; horny.
Origin of corneous
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Caulis: the funicle of antenna: the corneous basal part of jaws.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The operculum is corneous, with the nucleus near the outer edge.
(Hymenoptera L.) Maxilla corneous, compressed, often elongate.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
The tentacles are long and slender, with short peduncles for the eyes; the operculum is corneous, with a central nucleus.
The columella is somewhat twisted; the operculum is corneous, with a lateral nucleus.
- horny; hornlike
C17: from Latin corneus horny, from cornū horn
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- Made of horn or a hornlike substance; horny.
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