keratode

[ ker-uh-tohd ]
/ ˈkɛr əˌtoʊd /

noun

the horny, fibrous substance forming the skeleton of certain sponges.
Also keratose.

Origin of keratode

First recorded in 1870–75, keratode is from the Greek word keratṓdēs hornlike. See kerat-, -ode1
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