keratoid

[ ker-uh-toid ]
/ ˈkɛr əˌtɔɪd /

adjective

resembling horn; horny.
resembling corneal tissue.

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Origin of keratoid

First recorded in 1870–75; from Greek keratoeidḗs “hornlike, horn-shaped, pertaining to the external coat of the eye” (derivative of kerat- , inflectional stem of kéras “horn”); see origin at kerat-, -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for keratoid

keratoid
/ (ˈkɛrəˌtɔɪd) /

adjective

resembling horn; horny
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Medical definitions for keratoid

keratoid
[ kĕrə-toid′ ]

adj.

Horny.
Resembling corneal tissue.
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