keratose

[ ker-uh-tohs ]
/ ˈkɛr əˌtoʊs /

adjective

having a skeleton formed of horny fibers, as certain sponges.

noun


Nearby words

  1. keratoprosthesis,
  2. keratorhexis,
  3. keratoscleritis,
  4. keratoscope,
  5. keratoscopy,
  6. keratosis,
  7. keratosis blennorrhagica,
  8. keratosis follicularis,
  9. keratosis piloris atrophicans faciei,
  10. keratosulfate

Origin of keratose

First recorded in 1850–55; kerat- + -ose1

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British Dictionary definitions for keratose

keratose

/ (ˈkɛrəˌtəʊs, -ˌtəʊz) /

adjective

(esp of certain sponges) having a horny skeleton
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Medicine definitions for keratose

keratose

[ kĕrə-tōs′ ]

adj.

Relating to or characterized by keratosis.

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