keratinous

[ kuh-rat-n-uh s ]
/ kəˈræt n əs /

adjective

composed of or resembling keratin; horny.

Nearby words

  1. keratinase,
  2. keratinization,
  3. keratinize,
  4. keratinocyte,
  5. keratinosome,
  6. keratinous cyst,
  7. keratitis,
  8. keratitis sicca,
  9. kerato-,
  10. keratoacanthoma

Origin of keratinous

First recorded in 1895–1900; keratin + -ous

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Medicine definitions for keratinous

keratinous

[ kə-rătn-əs ]

adj.

Relating to or resembling keratin.
Horny.

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