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corn

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[ kawrn ]
/ kɔrn /
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noun

verb (used with object)

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Origin of corn

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before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch koren,Old Norse korn,German Korn,Gothic kaúrn; akin to Latin grānumgrain, Russian zernó

Definition for corn (2 of 4)

corn2
[ kawrn ]
/ kɔrn /

noun Pathology.

a horny induration or callosity of the epidermis, usually with a central core, formed especially on the toes or feet and caused by undue pressure or friction.

Origin of corn

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1375–1425; late Middle English corne<Anglo-French, Middle French <Latin cornūhorn, hence a horny hardening of the cuticle. See cornu

Definition for corn (3 of 4)

-corn

a combining form meaning “having a horn,” of the kind specified by the initial element: longicorn.

Origin of -corn

Representing Latin -cornis horned

Definition for corn (4 of 4)

Corn.

abbreviation

Cornish.
Cornwall.
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British Dictionary definitions for corn (1 of 2)

corn1
/ (kɔːn) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for corn

Old English corn; related to Old Norse, Old High German corn, Gothic kaúrn, Latin grānum, Sanskrit jīrná fragile

British Dictionary definitions for corn (2 of 2)

corn2
/ (kɔːn) /

noun

a hardening or thickening of the skin around a central point in the foot, caused by pressure or friction
tread on someone's corns British informal to offend or hurt someone by touching on a sensitive subject or encroaching on his privileges

Word Origin for corn

C15: from Old French corne horn, from Latin cornū
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Medical definitions for corn

corn
[ kôrn ]

n.

A small conical callosity caused by pressure over a bony prominence, usually on a toe.clavus heloma
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