corneous

[ kawr-nee-uhs ]
/ ˈkɔr ni əs /

adjective

consisting of a horny substance; horny.

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Origin of corneous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM corneous

pseu·do·cor·ne·ous, adjectivesub·cor·ne·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for corneous

corneous
/ (ˈkɔːnɪəs) /

adjective

horny; hornlike

Word Origin for corneous

C17: from Latin corneus horny, from cornū horn
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Medical definitions for corneous

corneous
[ kôrnē-əs ]

adj.

Made of horn or a hornlike substance; horny.
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