[ 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.
Words nearby cornu
OTHER WORDS FROM cornucor·nu·al, adjectivesub·cor·nu·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cornual
/ (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 cornucornual, adjective
Word Origin for cornu
C17: from Latin: a horn
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Medicine definitions for cornual
[ kôr′nōō ]
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 cornucor′nu•al adj.
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