keratinous

[ kuh-rat-n-uhs ]
/ kəˈræt n əs /

adjective

composed of or resembling keratin; horny.

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Origin of keratinous

First recorded in 1895–1900; keratin + -ous
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Medical definitions for keratinous

keratinous
[ kə-rătn-əs ]

adj.

Relating to or resembling keratin.
Horny.
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