- a horn, especially a bony part that resembles a horn.
Origin of cornu
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Historical Examples of cornu
They watched me sideways, like this, especially Cornu, because he squints.Original Short Stories, Volume 3 (of 13)
Guy de Maupassant
Name from cornu, a horn; alluding to the hardness of the wood.
On Trajan's column the tuba, the cornu and the buccina are distinguishable.
In Aves the cornu formed from the first branchial arch (fig. 331, cbr) is always larger than that of the true hyoid arch (ch).The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
Madame Cornu's last letter was a solemn exhortation to abstain from that step.
- anatomy a part or structure resembling a horn or having a hornlike pattern, such as a cross section of the grey matter of the spinal cord
Word Origin for cornu
- A part or structure, such as a protuberance, that is composed of a horny substance.