[kawr-nee-uh s]
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Origin of corneous

1640–50; < Latin corneus horny, equivalent to corn(ū) horn + -eus -eous
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Related Words for corneous

corneous, corniculate

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British Dictionary definitions for corneous


  1. horny; hornlike

Word Origin for corneous

C17: from Latin corneus horny, from cornū horn
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corneous in Medicine


  1. Made of horn or a hornlike substance; horny.
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