cornification

[kawr-nuh-fi-key-shuh n]
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noun Biology.

the formation of a horny layer of skin, or horny skin structures, as hair, nails, or scales, from squamous epithelial cells.

Origin of cornification

First recorded in 1835–45; corn2 + -i- + -fication
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Examples from the Web for cornification

Historical Examples of cornification

  • Nails arise in the interior of the epidermis by the thickening and cornification of the stratum lucidum.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds


cornification in Medicine

cornification

[kôr′nə-fĭ-kāshən]

n.

keratinization
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