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keratoid

[ker-uh-toid]
adjective
  1. resembling horn; horny.
  2. resembling corneal tissue.
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Origin of keratoid

First recorded in 1870–75, keratoid is from the Greek word keratoeidḗs hornlike. See kerat-, -oid
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Historical Examples of keratoid

  • The keratoid cancer is one which presents the horn-like transformation of its epidermoid cells.

    A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I

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British Dictionary definitions for keratoid

keratoid

adjective
  1. resembling horn; horny
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keratoid in Medicine

keratoid

(kĕrə-toid′)
adj.
  1. Horny.
  2. Resembling corneal tissue.
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