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cornu

[kawr-noo, -nyoo] /ˈkɔr nu, -nyu/
noun, plural cornua
[kawr-noo-uh, -nyoo-uh] /ˈkɔr nu ə, -nyu ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a horn, especially a bony part that resembles a horn.
Origin of cornu
1685-1695
1685-95; < Latin: horn; akin to Greek kéras (see cerat-), krāníon cranium
Related forms
cornual, adjective
subcornual, adjective
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cornu

/ˈkɔːnjuː/
noun (pl) -nua (-njʊə)
1.
(anatomy) a part or structure resembling a horn or having a hornlike pattern, such as a cross section of the grey matter of the spinal cord
Derived Forms
cornual, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: a horn
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cornu in Medicine

cornu cor·nu (kôr'nōō, -nyōō)
n. pl. cor·nu·a (-nōō-ə, -nyōō-ə)

  1. A part or structure, such as a protuberance, that is composed of a horny substance.

  2. See horn.


cor'nu·al adj.
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