[kawr-nik-yuh-lit, -leyt]


resembling a small horn in appearance.
having horns or hornlike parts; horned.

Origin of corniculate

1640–50; < Latin corniculātus horned, equivalent to cornicul(um) little horn (see cornicle) + -ātus -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for corniculate

corneous, corniculate

British Dictionary definitions for corniculate



having horns or hornlike projections
relating to or resembling a horn

Word Origin for corniculate

C17: from Latin corniculātus horned, from corniculum a little horn, from cornū horn
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corniculate in Medicine


[kôr-nĭkyə-lāt′, -lĭt]


Having horns or hornlike projections.
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