an anatomical structure, especially a bony part, that resembles a horn.
- cor·nu·al, adjective
- sub·cor·nu·al, adjective
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How to use cornu in a sentence
At its endowment Henry laid on the altar the famous "cornu eburneum," now lost.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle | C. King Eley
Among these, we recognized specimens of the cornu-ammonis, and the maderpore, with some other species.Summary Narrative of an Exploratory Expedition to the Sources of the Mississippi River, in 1820 | Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
M. cornu's object was to make a varnish which would prevent reflection from the back of a photographic plate on to the film.On Laboratory Arts | Richard Threlfall
He wanted money to defray the wedding expenses, and resolved to work on the fears of an old usurer, a M. cornu, of Lyons.
The anterior cornu or free part of the first branchial arch is much the largest of the three structures.The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for cornu
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
- cornual, adjective
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