kerato-


a combining form meaning “horn,” “cornea,” used in the formation of compound words: keratogenous.

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Also especially before a consonant, cerato- Also especially before a vowel, kerat-, cerat- .

Origin of kerato-

From Greek kerāto-, combining form of kéras; akin to Latin cornū “horn”; see cornu, horn
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British Dictionary definitions for kerato-

kerato-

before a vowel kerat-


combining form

indicating horn or a horny substancekeratin; keratogenous
indicating the corneakeratoplasty

Word Origin for kerato-

from Greek kerat-, keras horn
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Medical definitions for kerato-

kerato-

pref.

Horn; horny:keratosis.
Cornea:keratectomy.
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