- variant of cerat- before a consonant: ceratosaur.
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before a vowel cerat-
- denoting horn or a hornlike partceratodus
- anatomy denoting the cornea
from Greek kerat-, keras horn
Word Origin and History for cerato-
word-forming element meaning "horn," from Latinized comb. form of Greek keras "horn" (see kerato-).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Variant ofkerato-
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