- a horn, especially a bony part that resembles a horn.
Origin of cornu
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Examples from the Web for cornua
The posterior (thyroid) cornua of the hyoid are remnants of the true arches.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
The frontes are the edges of the roll, and the cornua are the projecting portions of the two wooden rollers.Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times
J. Henry Middleton
Pontii Leontii, vs. 26, "Caput ardua rumpunt Cornua, et indigenam jaculantur fulminis ignem."
To the ends of the umbilcus were added knobs (cornua), sometimes gilded or painted a bright color.The Private Life of the Romans
Harold Whetstone Johnston
“Cornua rupicapris in dorsum adunca, damis in adversum,” says Pliny.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VIII (of 10)
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
- 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
C17: from Latin: a horn
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- A part or structure, such as a protuberance, that is composed of a horny substance.
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