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corneous

[kawr-nee-uh s]
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adjective
  1. 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
Related formspseu·do·cor·ne·ous, adjectivesub·cor·ne·ous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for corneous

Historical Examples

  • Caulis: the funicle of antenna: the corneous basal part of jaws.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • The operculum is corneous, with the nucleus near the outer edge.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

  • (Hymenoptera L.) Maxilla corneous, compressed, often elongate.

  • The tentacles are long and slender, with short peduncles for the eyes; the operculum is corneous, with a central nucleus.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

  • The columella is somewhat twisted; the operculum is corneous, with a lateral nucleus.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold


British Dictionary definitions for corneous

corneous

adjective
  1. horny; hornlike
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Word Origin

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

corneous

(kôrnē-əs)
adj.
  1. Made of horn or a hornlike substance; horny.
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