kerato-


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

Origin of kerato-

1
From Greek kerāto-, combining form of kéras; akin to Latin cornū “horn”; see cornu, horn
  • Also especially before a consonant, cerato-
  • Also especially before a vowel, kerat-, cerat- .

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British Dictionary definitions for kerato-

kerato-

combining form
  1. indicating horn or a horny substance: keratin; keratogenous

  2. indicating the cornea: keratoplasty

Origin of kerato-

1
from Greek kerat-, keras horn

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