[ kawr-noo, -nyoo ]
/ ˈkɔr nu, -nyu /

noun, plural cor·nu·a [kawr-noo-uh, -nyoo-uh] /ˈkɔr nu ə, -nyu ə/.

a horn, especially a bony part that resembles a horn.


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Origin of cornu

1685–95; < Latin: horn; akin to Greek kéras (see cerat-), krāníon cranium


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British Dictionary definitions for cornu

/ (ˈkɔːnjuː) /

noun plural -nua (-njʊə)

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

Derived forms of cornu

cornual, adjective

Word Origin for cornu

C17: from Latin: a horn
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Medical definitions for cornu

[ kôrnōō ]

n. pl. cor•nu•a (-nōō-ə)

A part or structure, such as a protuberance, that is composed of a horny substance.

Other words from cornu

cornu•al adj.
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