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keratode

[ker-uh-tohd]
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noun
  1. the horny, fibrous substance forming the skeleton of certain sponges.
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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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