variant of cerat- before a consonant: ceratosaur.

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British Dictionary definitions for cerato-


before a vowel cerat-

combining form

denoting horn or a hornlike partceratodus
anatomy denoting the cornea
Also: kerato-

Word Origin for cerato-

from Greek kerat-, keras horn
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Word Origin and History for cerato-

word-forming element meaning "horn," from Latinized comb. form of Greek keras "horn" (see kerato-).

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cerato- in Medicine



Variant ofkerato-
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